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|+||====== Spleen: ======|
|+||Highly vascular ductless abdominal [[lymphoid_organs|lymphoid organ]] that resembles a gland in organization but is closely associated with the [[circulatory_system]], that plays a role in the final destruction of red blood cells, filtration and storage of [[blood]], and production of [[lymphocytes]].|
|+||The spleen is closely associated to both the circulatory and the [[lymphatic system]]s. It is an abdominal organ which lies between the bottom of the stomach and the diaphragm. It plays a role in the maintenance of [[blood volume]], production of some types of blood cells, and recovery of material from worn out [[red blood cells]]. It is also involved in the removal of blood cells and [[bacteria]] from the blood. |