Small thin channels similar to blood vessels that do not carry blood, but collect and carry tissue fluid (called lymph) from the body to ultimately drain back into the blood stream.
A condition in which excess fluid collects in tissue and causes swelling. Lymphedema may occur in the arm or leg after lymph vessels or lymph nodes in the underarm or groin are removed. It usually causes painless swelling.
B cells and T cells. The B cells make antibodies that attack bacteria and toxins while the T cells attack body cells themselves when they have been taken over by viruses or have become cancerous. Lymphocytes secrete products (lymphokines) that modulate the functional activities of many other types of cells and are often present at […]
Referring to lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. For example, lymphocytic inflammation in the skin is skin that is infiltrated with ‘lymphocytes.
- Lymphocytic leukemia, acute (ALL)
A.L.L. Acute lymphocytic leukemia is also called acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
- Lymphocytic colitis
A type of inflammatory disease of the large intestine (colon). The name derives from the microscopic observations of biopsies of the colon. What is seen in the microscope view of colon tissue is an increased number of inflammatory white blood cells (lymphocytes) among the lining cells of the colon. The elderly are most commonly affected […]