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Reticuloendothelial system

Definition

noun

The part of the immune system consisting of the phagocytic cells situated in reticular connective tissue, as monocytes and macrophages in the lymph nodes and spleen.


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The Kupffer cells of the liver and histiocytes are also part of this system.

The RES is divided into:


Abbreviation: RES

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