lymphoid tissue


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lymphoid tissue

n
(Anatomy) another name for lymphatic tissue
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Noun1.lymphoid tissue - tissue making up the lymphatic systemlymphoid tissue - tissue making up the lymphatic system
animal tissue - the tissue in the bodies of animals
faucial tonsil, palatine tonsil, tonsil, tonsilla - either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx
spleen, lien - a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses
lymphatic system, systema lymphaticum - the interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body
lymph gland, lymph node, node - the source of lymph and lymphocytes
adenoid, Luschka's tonsil, pharyngeal tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla adenoidea, tonsilla pharyngealis - a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx); "hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils is called adenoids"; "enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children"
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Analysis by dose revealed significant increases in rank of lesion severity of acute lymphoid necrosis (P = .02) and random necrosis (P < .001) in treated pigeon livers, reactive diffuse lymphoid tissue (P = .002) and acute diffuse congestion (P = .001) in treated pigeon kidneys, and myoregeneration (P = .009) in the pectoral muscle injection sites of treated pigeons (Table 4).
Bhaskar suggested that epithelium of glandular or ductal origin becomes involved within the lymphoid tissue, where it may subsequently undergo cystic proliferation.
(1) This condition needs to be distinguished from a solitary diverticulum of the caecum, which is found on the inner side of the ileocaecal angle; on histological examination the wall of the diverticulum does not contain lymphoid tissue.
Secondary Sjogren's syndrome in association with autoimmune diseases has a greater incidence of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue or mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma with a predilection for the parotid gland.
More infections may be caused by parenteral nutrition, they said, for reasons that include the rapid and severe atrophy of the gut's lymphoid tissue, which may increase bacterial translocation (BMJ 328[7453]:1407-10, 2004).
Lymphocyte: type of immune cell that originates from stem cells and differentiates in lymphoid tissue (such as the thymus or bone marrow); lymphocytes comprise 20% to 30% of the white blood cells in human blood.
The 46-year-old revealed yesterday: 'I have been diagnosed with lymphoma (tumour of the lymphoid tissue) and, pending further tests, expect to be starting chemotherapy soon.
A new study now demonstrates that a three-drug regimen clears nearly all of the virus from the lymphoid tissue of adults with advanced HIV infection.
The steroids help to decrease the swelling of lymphoid tissue and lessen the permeability of the capillaries.
Mucosal addressin cell adhesion molecule 1 (MAdCAM-1) is preferentially expressed on the endothelial lining of blood vessels in the lymphoid tissue of the bowel.
The third group of MBL is CD5(−) which has a similar immunophenotype with splenic marginal zone lymphoma.[sup][1] As for the patient described in our case, flow cytometry (FCM) showed CD5(−), CD10(−), CD19(+), and FMC7(+), which should be assigned into the CD5(−) MBL with an origin from the marginal zone lymphoid tissue. As for the diagnosis of MBL, works should be done to exclude lymphoma because monoclonality detected by FCM can mean either MBL or any other CD5(−) lymphoma.
For the induction of antigen-specific SIgA antibodies, antigens must be presented directly to the mucosal surface--especially its component mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT), antigen-sampling cells (microfold or membranous cells [M cells]), (3),(16) and antigen-presenting cells (e.g., dendritic cells).