Spleen

Spleen: The spleen is an organ located behind the stomach. While it is not directly connected to the lymphatic system, it is important for processing information from the bloodstream. Immune cells are enriched in specific areas of the spleen, and upon recognizing blood-borne pathogens, they will activate and respond accordingly.

Source: NIAID (NIH)1

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Spleen: An encapsulated lymphatic organ through which venous blood filters.2

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References

  1. Source: NIAID (NIH): niaid.nih.gov/ topics/ immuneSystem/ Pages/ overview.aspx
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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