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Postby opuntia » Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:44 pm

Could spleen be called an organ that regulates blood?I know that spleen sort of filters blood and does some other such kind of roles in the human body ...all my books say that spleen is a lymphatic organ except one of my language teachers who seems to think that spleen is the organ that regulates blood in the human body ...and my mind is in such a turmoil so could anyone please sort this out for me ?
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Postby victor » Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:17 pm

Spleen is one of the organ which is regulating the blood. because it contains Myelogenosa which is producing Neutrophyl, Basophyl, Eosinophyl, Monocyte. and Lymphogenosa which is producing Lympocyte B and T.
All of them are called Leucocyte...it's the white blood.. :lol:
Actually I don't know what's the meaning of spleen but if I see your words, I think that spleen is Lymfe..so, please apologize if I'm wrong that's because IMMSMR.. :lol:
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Postby opuntia » Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:22 pm

I see that i'm wrong again ...no wonder i always find myself in trouble] :lol:
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Postby opuntia » Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:27 pm

victor wrote:Spleen is one of the organ which is regulating the blood. because it contains Myelogenosa which is producing Neutrophyl, Basophyl, Eosinophyl, Monocyte. and Lymphogenosa which is producing Lympocyte B and T.
All of them are called Leucocyte...it's the white blood.. :lol:
Actually I don't know what's the meaning of spleen but if I see your words, I think that spleen is Lymfe..so, please apologize if I'm wrong that's because IMMSMR.. :lol:


They are all WBCs and get rid of pathogens...that's defence isn't it? Anyway i'll make my question more clear ...does spleen help in the transport of blood through out the body?(i couldn't find anything that says something about this :( )
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Postby victor » Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:32 pm

Actually I'm not sure 'bout that since I never bring my bio books everytime I Online...well, if you can give me more simple words from 'spleen' maybe I can give better answer.. :lol:
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Postby opuntia » Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:37 pm

Well, spleen is shaped like a loose fist and is tucked under the left side of the diaphragm...creates lymphocytes for the destruction and recycling of old red-blood cells...speen is also the location where white blood cells trap organisms...That's all i can remember for now :)
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Postby MrMistery » Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:57 pm

The spleen is often reffered to as the graveyard of red blood cells, because the majority of them get distroyed there. It also contains spare red blood cells, so when you run for a longer time, and more oxygen is needed it releases the red blood cells in your circulation. that is when you get the impression of pain in the spleen
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Postby opuntia » Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:55 am

I'm stilll :? ...i know that spleen is sometimes referred as a blood reservior but does that mean that it helps in blood transportation?
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Postby victor » Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:30 am

:lol: Ow...I got it now.. :lol: in Indonesia, we call it 'Lympha'. Well, it is used to be Erythrocytes' graveyard where their Hb are taken and given to the new one. Also they produce Leucocytes.
Of course they help blood transportation because Artheriols goes through there...it's kinda like..err...supervisor of the red blood cells..whoever old, they will be destroyed for the sake of the blood transportation's safety.. :lol:
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Postby opuntia » Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:43 am

And also spleen manufactures RBCs in the fetus but this function is taken over by the bone marrow as soon it is born. [got this new piece of info. today ...you all might know this but still i wanted to share it with you all :D ]
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Postby victor » Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:08 am

This is new for me..thanks..by the way...what is RBC?
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Postby opuntia » Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:11 am

Oh, it's Red Blood Cells [RBCs] for short...easy isn't it [but i should have written the long form rather than the short :( ]
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