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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It is mainly secreted by hepatocytes, and a mononuclear phagocyte system can also produce it [21].
Hume, "Homeostasis in the mononuclear phagocyte system," Trends in Immunology, vol.
Its membrane receptors for calcitonin demonstrated by immunohistochemistry and its osteoclastic activity when cultured in vitro are evidences that the lesions are osteoclasts [5-9] whereas other authors have suggested that the lesion is formed by cells of the mononuclear phagocyte system. [10]