lymph gland


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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

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The new probe could cut the number of invasive lymph gland procedures by up to 60 per cent.
Every year in the region 300 people are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) - one of the most common forms of lymph gland cancer - and even with the best treatment they have only a 50pc survival rate.
The 37-year-old mother of three from Cardiff is now awaiting the results of tests this week after having surgery to remove a tumour and part of her lymph gland.
Two-and-a-half years ago he was diagnosed with a very rare, very aggressive lymph gland cancer called acute T-cell lymphoblastic leukaemia - which is in effect a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Another possibility is that it is an enlarged lymph gland.
The doctor told me that it was the poison travelling up my arm through the lymph gland and it would have reached my heart within 48 hours and killed me.
Rarer causes include a lymph gland tumour, Hodgkin's Disease, or leukaemia.
Both men, who worked for the West Midlands probation service, were diagnosed with cancer of the lymph gland last year and both have recently been given the all-clear.
Almost certainly a swollen lymph gland due to a present or past infection in the ear, nose or throat.
As the pioneering surgery - called lymph gland transfer - is only available privately and has set Hilary back PS27,000, she has now set up an online petition calling for the Department of Health to approve it.
It also saves the patient from having to undergo two separate operations because surgeons will be able to remove the lymph gland during the initial operation.