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lymph gland

n
(Anatomy) a former name for lymph node
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Noun1.lymph gland - the source of lymph and lymphocyteslymph gland - the source of lymph and lymphocytes
lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue - tissue making up the lymphatic system
axillary node - any of the lymph glands of the armpit; fights infections in the neck and chest and arm regions
Peter's gland, Peyer's patch - any of several lymph nodes in the walls of the intestines near the junction of the ileum and colon
immune system - a system (including the thymus and bone marrow and lymphoid tissues) that protects the body from foreign substances and pathogenic organisms by producing the immune response
cardiovascular system, circulatory system - the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body
bubo - a lymph node that is inflamed and swollen because of plague or gonorrhea or tuberculosis
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lymph gland

nLymphdrüse f
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The system includes the lymph nodes or the lymph glands, thymus gland, bone marrow and spleen.
Stage III melanoma means that cancer cells have spread into skin, lymph vessels or lymph glands close to the melanoma but not to more distant parts of the body.
Lead author Joseph Sparano, New York cancer expert, explains that half of all breast cancers are hormone sensitive, making the cancer treatable with anti-hormones like tamoxifen, and haven't spread to lymph glands in the armpit.
The expression of Topo II[alpha] was in no apparent correlation with the age, tumor size, estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2) (P>0.05), but in a correlation with the number of metastatic lymph glands (P<0.05).
It's heading for my lymph glands and that I'm told can be dangerous."
"We use the term glands, but what we're talking about here is lymph glands, they're the glands that help fight infection," explains Matthew Trotter, an ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon at Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull.
This is passed through the mouth, down the throat and into the airways of the lungs, enabling the doctor to see the lungs and lymph glands and to take samples.
"After less than one month the results of the examinations showed that I have a malignant thyroid tumor that has spread to the lymph glands. Soroka Hospital doctors set a date for the operation to remove the thyroid gland, trying to stop the spread of the cancer, so that they will start chemotherapy later", the prisoner said.
According to the Saudi newspaper, the decision to lift the ban was recommended by the World Organisation for Animal Health, concerning the import of demineralised beef and sheep bones and lymph glands from countries that had gained control of the breakout of foot and mouth disease, which afflicts cattle.
Lymph glands are part of the body's defence system.
The one distinguishing feature in the early stages is the localised enlargement of lymph glands to form a red angry looking lump or lumps, often in the neck glands, but this can occur elsewhere.
But their world was turned upside down three weeks ago when doctors told Nick he had cancer in his lymph glands and spine and there was no treatment they could offer.