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Of or relating to the reticuloendothelial system.

[reticul(um) + endothelial.]


(Physiology) physiol denoting or relating to a bodily system that consists of all the cells able to ingest bacteria, colloidal particles, etc, with the exception of the leucocytes; it includes the lymphatic system and the spleen. See also macrophage
[C20: from reticulum + endothelial]


(rɪˌtɪk yə loʊˌɛn doʊˈθi li əl)

1. having the qualities of both reticular and endothelial cells; netlike and smoothwalled.
2. of, pertaining to, or involving cells of the reticuloendothelial system.
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It is characterized by lysosomal acid sphingomyelinase (ASM) deficiency causing accumulation of cholesterol and sphingomyelin in various organs, intercellular space, central nervous system and especially in reticuloendothelial system cells (1).
The underlying mechanism is thought to be the reduced lifespan of platelets due to antibodies-mediated accelerated destruction by the reticuloendothelial system and abnormal production by bone marrow.2,3 Previously, it was believed that increased platelet destruction at a rate exceeding production by a compensating bone marrow is solely responsible for ITP, but recent advancements proved that platelet production is also decreased in many patients with ITP.1,4
(1,2) After entering the body, Brucella becomes sequestered within the cells of the reticuloendothelial system.
The lower Hb, PCV and TEC are important indicator of anaemia, which could be attributed to immune mediated destruction of parasitised and non-parasitised erythrocytes due to increased level of activated complement products and removal of destroyed cells by bovine reticuloendothelial system (De et al., 2012).
It has been postulated that increased infection in cirrhotic patients may be attributable to a defective reticuloendothelial system leading to increased survival of bacteria in the bloodstream.2 This patient was admitted with hepatosplenomegaly, jaundice and ascites which suggests that maybe he was syndromic or suffering from primary immunodeficiency.
Varicella Zoster virus (VZV), the causative agent of chickenpox, proliferates in the respiratory mucosa and, then, enters into the reticuloendothelial system through blood and the lymphatic system, ultimately resulting in vesicular skin rash.
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is a disease that is characterized with the antibody production against erythrocyte antigens and degradation of the antibody coated erythrocytes by the reticuloendothelial system.
Two of the greatest challenges are to escape capture by the reticuloendothelial system (RES) and to target the tumor tissue (7).
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a protozoal disease that infects the reticuloendothelial system and can cause death, if left untreated.
There are many theories about their formation but the most accepted one is that they are formed as a result of metaplastic changes taking place in reticuloendothelial cells of blood vessels upon stimulations such as necrosis, infection and stress (5).