lymphatic organ


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lymphatic organ

A structure composed principally of lymphatic tissue. It includes the lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils, and thymus.
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However, gemcitabine treatment aggravated the cancer cachexia (actual body weights, periovarian fat depositions and serum IL-6 levels) and immunosuppress (lymphatic organ weights, serum IFN-[gamma] levels, NK cell activities, splenic TNF-[alpha], IL-1[beta] and IL-10 contents, histopathological atrophic changes of lymphatic organs, iNOS and TNF-[alpha] immunoreactivities in tumor masses) as compared with tumor-bearing control mice.
Marked immune deficiencies were also induced in this study after H520 cell implantation, lymphatic organ weights were noticeably reduced in tumor-bearing control mice with marked atrophic changes related to decreases of lymphoid cells in spleen and submandibular lymph nodes at histopathological observations.
Blood cells that are susceptible to the virus, called T-helper lymphocytes, continually circulate through the diseased lymphatic organs and are gradually trapped and killed off.