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Introduction: Spleen

Description of Spleen

Spleen: An organ that is part of the lymphatic system. The spleen produces lymphocytes, filters the blood, stores blood cells, and destroys old blood cells. It is located on the left side of the abdomen near the stomach.
Source: National Institute of Health

Spleen: a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Spleen: glandlike ductless organ situated in the upper abdominal cavity; it gives rise to new red blood cells in fetus and newborn, disintegrates red blood cells, serves as a blood reservoir, and produces lymphocytes and plasma cells.
Source: CRISP

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Spleen as an Organ

Spleen (organ): The spleen is an organ of the lymphatic system and immune system. It is the...more »

Spleen (organ): The spleen is an internal body organ in the abdomen just underneath the left rib cage. The purpose of the spleen is similar

Spleen (organ): See Spleen (organ information).

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Source - WordNet 2.1

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Spleen

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Spleen

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Source: WordNet 2.1

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