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Peyer's Patches

Descriptions of Peyer's Patches

Peyer's Patches : unencapsulated lymph nodule clusters in the small intestine; well developed in youth and regress with age; involved in local mucosal immunity and possibly B lymphocyte differentiation.
Source: CRISP

Peyer's Patches : Oval masses of lymphoid tissue on the mucous membrane lining of the small intestine.

Summary Information: Peyer's Patches

Peyer's Patches: Peyer's patches are little clusters of lymphatic tissue located in the mucosa of the appendix and small intestine, especially in the ileum. Peyer's patches contain macrophages and lymphocytes. These infection fighting cells prevent the large amounts of bacteria and other pathogens that are present in the digestive system from entering into the bloodstream and causing infections in other areas of the body.

Conditions that can afflict Peyer's patches include intussusception and Peyer's patches hypertrophy.

Closely Related Organs: Peyer's Patches

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Peyer's Patches

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Sub Parts: Peyer's Patches

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Peyer's Patches

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