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(Science: anatomy) One of the two glandular organs situated in the throat at the sides of the fauces. The tonsils are sometimes called the almonds, from their shape.

Origin: L. Tonsill, pl., cf. F. Tonsille. Either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx.A lymphatic tissue found at the back of a humans mouth.

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... kidney disease, neurology, and heart, lung, and circulatory health. At the NASA/NIH Center for Three Dimensional Tissue Culture, scientists use tonsil tissue to grow live Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) ( how nice of them!? :shock: ) and thus observe more closely the transmission of the ...

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by London
Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:32 pm
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Normal to feel your lymph nodes when sick?

You mean the tonsil or the real lymph node? If it is the tonsil, it is normal. If it is the real embedded lymph nodes it is NOT normal, means that there is persistent infection and we know this is not a good thing.

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by Dr.Stein
Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:16 pm
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Topic: Normal to feel your lymph nodes when sick?
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... are still naïve in those area (primary lymphoid organs). They will undergo maturation in secondary lymphoid organs, e.g. spleen, lymph nodes, tonsil, mucosal, thru exposing to antigens. Then they will proliferate and differentiate into effector cells or regulatory functions. does spleen really ...

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by Dr.Stein
Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Spleen
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Tonsilitis or tonsil inflammation caused by lymphocytes hyperactivity due to pathogens come inside from airways or mouth, for instance influenza, pneumonia, etc. Tonsil is a secondary limphoid tissue that acts to trap antigens. ...

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by Dr.Stein
Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Tonsillitis
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