bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue

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bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue (BALT),

patches of lymphoid tissues composed mainly of B and T lymphocytes and extending throughout the bronchial airways of the lung.

bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue

Lymphoid tissues of the hilar and peribronchiolar region, which produces IgA specific for inhaled antigens.

bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue

Abbreviation: BALT
Lymph nodules that contain clusters of T and B lymphocytes and macrophages within the mucosa of the bronchial wall; a component of the mucosal immune system that defends all mucosal surfaces against pathogens.
See: mucosal immune system
See also: tissue

bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue

see bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue.
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Clinicopathological features of patients with bronchial-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma.
Bronchial-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma: a clinical study of a rare disease.