Atlas de Anatomia do Corpo Humano - Central

The atlas of human body

Tonsil
Tonsil

A round-to-oval mass of lymphoid tissue embedded in the lateral wall of the PHARYNX situated on each side of the fauces, between the anterior and posterior pillars of the soft palate (PALATE, SOFT).

Lymphoid Tissue
Lymphoid Tissue

Specialized tissues that are components of the lymphatic system. They provide fixed locations within the body where a variety of LYMPHOCYTES can form, mature and multiply. The lymphoid tissues are connected by a network of LYMPHATIC VESSELS.

Adenoids
Adenoids

Germinal Center
Germinal Center

The activated center of a lymphoid follicle in secondary lymphoid tissue where B-LYMPHOCYTES are stimulated by antigens and helper T cells (T-LYMPHOCYTES, HELPER-INDUCER) are stimulated to generate memory cells.

Lymph Nodes
Lymph Nodes

They are oval or bean shaped bodies (1 - 30 mm in diameter) located along the lymphatic system.

Peyer's Patches
Peyer's Patches

Lymphoid tissue on the mucosa of the small intestine.

Spleen
Spleen

Thymus Gland
Thymus Gland

A single, unpaired primary lymphoid organ situated in the MEDIASTINUM, extending superiorly into the neck to the lower edge of the THYROID GLAND and inferiorly to the fourth costal cartilage. It is necessary for normal development of immunologic function early in life. By puberty, it begins to involute and much of the tissue is replaced by fat.

Lymphatic System
Lymphatic System

A system of organs and tissues that process and transport immune cells and LYMPH.

Lymphatic Vessels
Lymphatic Vessels

Tubular vessels that are involved in the transport of LYMPH and LYMPHOCYTES.

Thoracic Duct
Thoracic Duct

The largest lymphatic vessel that passes through the chest and drains into the SUBCLAVIAN VEIN.

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