reticuloendothelial system

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reticuloendothelial system

[rə¦tik·yə·lō‚en·dō′thē·lē·əl ‚sis·təm]
(anatomy)
The macrophage system, including all phagocytic cells such as histiocytes, macrophages, reticular cells, monocytes, and microglia, except the granular white blood cells. Abbreviated RES. Also known as hematopoietic system; reticular system.
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Human nasopharyngeal-associated lymphoreticular tissue.
Perceived problems in RI studies have been central in European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reviews (EFSA 2006, 2009) of RI aspartame bioassay findings of lymphoreticular tumors (Soffritti et al.
(3) Further, lymphoma is a general term for a complex group of malignant neoplasms of the lymphoreticular system, (4) traditionally defined as either Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) or non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
Deposits of PrP and florid plaques are detectable with immunohistochemistry in numerous areas including the central, peripheral, and lymphoreticular systems; kidneys; adrenal glands; and retina.
Lymphomas are malignant neoplasms of Lymphoreticular cells.
Included are pseudoneoplastic mimics of epithelial tumors, imitators of regressing and regressed melanocytic neoplasms, pseudoneoplastic mesenchymal lesions, pseudoneoplastic neurocutaneous rests and ectopias, and pseudoneoplastic lymphoreticular infiltrates.
Histologically, this subtype is identifiable by the presence of small lymphoreticular follicles distributed within a hyalinized stroma (figure 3).
Illness typically lasts less than 2 weeks, but once infected the virus remains latent in lymphoreticular tissue including tonsils, adenoids, and intestines.
However, it can also occur in lymphoreticular and nonlymphoreticular systems outside the lymph nodes, which is primary extra-nodal lymphoma (PENL).
It is rare for the spleen to be the primary site of malignant epithelial neoplasms (4,7), with the commonest malignancy arising from the spleen being lymphoreticular in nature (6).