reticuloendothelial


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re·tic·u·lo·en·do·the·li·al

 (rĭ-tĭk′yə-lō-ĕn′də-thē′lē-əl)
adj.
Of or relating to the reticuloendothelial system.

[reticul(um) + endothelial.]

reticuloendothelial

(rɪˌtɪkjʊləʊˌɛndəʊˈθiːlɪəl)
adj
(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]

re•tic•u•lo•en•do•the•li•al

(rɪˌtɪk yə loʊˌɛn doʊˈθi li əl)

adj.
1. having the qualities of both reticular and endothelial cells; netlike and smoothwalled.
2. of, pertaining to, or involving cells of the reticuloendothelial system.
[1920–25]
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1] Kupffer cells, which are part of the reticuloendothelial system function as macrophages, while stellate cells store fat and vitamin A.
The second form is acute/subacute (juvenile type), which occurs primarily in young patients and is more severe because of progressive reticuloendothelial involvement, which results in high rates of complications, including death (5).
On 5th day of postinfection moderate histopathological lesions observed depleted and necrosed B lymphocytes observed at medullar area of bursal lymphoid follicle, depleted lymphocytes replaced by heterophils and reticuloendothelial cells.
It primarily affects the skin and peripheral nerves, but also other parts of the body such as the bones, liver, eyes, reticuloendothelial system, vascular endothelium, muscles, and upper respiratory tract (1).
In the liver of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients, iron deposition has been found in both hepatocytes and reticuloendothelial cells [sup][9],[10],[11],[12],[13] although the mechanism is not fully clarified.
The pathogen multiplies in the lysosomal organelles of macrophages throughout the reticuloendothelial system.
This inborn error of metabolism leads to massive accumulation of cholesteryl esters and triglycerides, particularly within the reticuloendothelial system, the mucosa and outer layers of the small intestine, and the adrenal cortex.
The tumors were classified as Primary (arising from the contents of the orbit including eyeball), Secondary (arising from the structure in the neighborhood of orbit like eyelids, para nasal sinuses, Cranial cavity and Nasopharynx), Hematopoietic reticuloendothelial system lesion and Metastatic tumours.
They are then transported intra-cellularly via the lymphatics to organs rich in reticuloendothelial cells, and from there travel to other organs and tissues, where they can cause inflammation, granuloma formation, necrosis, and abscess formation.
13) If tumor cells do reach the spleen, a metastatic nest is inhibited by the reticuloendothelial system.
In a healthy state, the anti-LPS mechanisms can scavenge and remove LPS from the body through the reticuloendothelial system in the liver [8].
The primary source of bilirubin is the daily release of hemoglobin from the breakdown of RBCs in the reticuloendothelial system.