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Reticuloendothelial System: a widely distributed system consisting of all the cells able to ingest bacteria or colloidal particles etc, except for certain white blood cells
Source: WordNet 2.1
Reticuloendothelial System : mononuclear phagocyte system (monocytes and macrophages) plus the vascular endothelium and the reticular and dendritic cells of lymphoid organs; whether this heterogeneous collection can still be considered a "system" is controversial.
Reticuloendothelial System: The reticuloendothelial system is a part of the immune system and plays an important role in defending the body against harmful substances, such as bacteria, viruses, foreign bodies, and other micro-organisms that can cause diseases and abnormal conditions. The reticuloendothelial system also helps the body to rid itself of old or abnormal cells, such as old red blood cells, and plays a role in creating new red blood cells. The reticuloendothelial system consists of cells that are phagocytic. Phagocytic cells have the ability to surround and destroy foreign substances and old cells. Phagocytic cells are produced by the bone marrow and are found throughout the body in the bloodstream and in tissues.
Conditions that can be related to reticuloendothelial system include anemia and reticulum cell sarcoma.
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