bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue(redirected from bronchial-associated lymphoid tissue)
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.
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bronchus-associated lymphoid tissueLymphoid tissues of the hilar and peribronchiolar region, which produces IgA specific for inhaled antigens.
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bronchus-associated lymphoid tissueAbbreviation: 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
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