Category:Lymphoreticular System

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Lymphoreticular System

Also referred to as the reticuloendothelial system or mononuclear phagocytic system.

It is comprised of primary lymphoid organs (bone marrow, Bursa of Fabricius, the foetal liver and the thymus) which are responsible for the production of lymphocytes, and the secondary lymphoid organs (lymph nodes, spleen and mucosal associated lymphoid tissue) which function to provide an environment where lymphocytes can react to antigen from the tissue fluid, blood and mucosal surfaces.

The main functions of the lymphoreticular system are removal of senescent cells and production of immune cells.


This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total.