reticuloendothelial love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Of, relating to, or being the widely diffused bodily system constituting all phagocytic cells except certain white blood cells.

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  • adj. Describing all phagocytic cells (except some white blood cells)


reticul(um) + endothelial.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
reticulo- +‎ endothelial (Wiktionary)


  • While bone marrow is part of the osseous system, the bones do not constitute one organ, and marrow-like functions occur in the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes altogether encompassing the reticuloendothelial system.

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  • The T-cells can also summon macrophages from the reticuloendothelial system to digest the invader.

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  • For six years we operated as a team and engaged in the study of reticuloendothelial function in relation to immunity.

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  • There he developed an inspiring research relationship with a young Italian, Guido Biozzi, with whom he studied the reticuloendothelial system - the cells that engulf bacteria and other particles - in relation to immunity.

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  • Virus enter into the blood circulation by multiplication of virus in the reticuloendothelial system.

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  • When used as oral vehicle, they invade enterocytes of the small intestine, including the M cells of the Peyer's patches, before disseminating to the mesenteric lymph nodes and through the reticuloendothelial system to deep tissues, such as the liver and spleen.

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  • Once injected, the iron-carbohydrate complex is metabolized [by macrophage of the reticuloendothelial system] and the iron is released where it then binds to transferrin in plasma and the redundant carbohydrate moiety is then cleared by the liver. Home Page

  • When injected systemically, these particles are taken up by macrophages of the reticuloendothelial system and accumulate in lymph nodes.

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  • In a laboratory study57, macrophage function and reticuloendothelial clearance of lipid emulsions were not altered in animals receiving hetastarch.

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  • The possible immunosuppressive effect of the long-term deposition of higher molecular weight hetastarch particles in the reticuloendothelial system have been of concern.

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