TITLE

spleen

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2048
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "spleen" is presented. It refers to an oval shaped dark red lymphoid organ in the upper left abdominal quadrant posterior. Its location is slightly inferior to the stomach. Spleen is surrounded by an outer capsule of connective tissue. From this portion, strands of connective tissue extend into the soft pulp, which divides spleen into compartments.
ACCESSION #
21246357

 

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