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blood

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

(blud)

a fluid that circulates throughout the body, via the arteries and veins, providing a vehicle by which an immense variety of different substances are transported between the...

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cancer

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A malignant neoplasm (including both carcinoma and sarcoma) which arises from the abnormal and uncontrolled division of cells and which invades and destroys the surrounding tissues. The...

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circulation

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(ser-kew-lay-shŏn)

1 the movement of a fluid in a circular course, especially the passage of blood through the cardiovascular system.

2 the...

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Hodgkin disease

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A malignant disease of the lymphatic system, i.e., a lymphoma, identified by and named for the British physician Thomas Hodgkin (1798–1866). Definitive diagnosis depends on the presence of...

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lymph

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n. the fluid present within the vessels of the lymphatic system. It consists of the fluid that bathes the tissues, which is derived from the blood and is drained by the...

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lymph gland

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Mass of tissue along the major vessels of the lymphatic system. They filters and collect harmful material, notably bacteria and other disease organisms, and often become swollen when the...

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lymph heart

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Any of a series of muscular pumping structures that occur in the major lymphatic vessels of certain lower vertebrates and maintain a flow of lymph around the body. Many animals (including...

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lymph node

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One of a number of small swellings found at intervals along the lymphatic system. Groups of nodes are found in many parts of the body; for example, in the groin and armpit and behind the...

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lymphatic

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(lim-fat-ik)

1 n. a lymphatic vessel. See lymphatic system.

2 adj. relating to or transporting lymph.

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spleen

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An abdominal organ involved in the production and removal of blood cells in most vertebrates and forming part of the immune system, which in earlier belief was held to be the seat of such...

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