reticuloendothelial system

reticuloendothelial system
noun Date: circa 1923 mononuclear phagocyte system; broadly the mononuclear phagocyte system plus certain other cells now known to be pinocytic or only weakly phagocytic

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  • reticuloendothelial system — n a diffuse system of cells of varying lineage that include esp. the macrophages and the phagocytic endothelial cells lining blood sinuses and that were orig. grouped together because of their supposed phagocytic properties based on their ability …   Medical dictionary

  • reticuloendothelial system — Immunol. the aggregate of the phagocytic cells, including certain cells of the bone marrow, lymphatic system, liver, and spleen, that have reticular and endothelial characteristics and function in the immune system s defense against foreign… …   Universalium

  • Reticuloendothelial system — The reticuloendothelial system (RES), part of the immune system, consists of the phagocytic cells located in reticular connective tissue, primarily monocytes and macrophages. These cells accumulate in lymph nodes and the spleen. The Kupffer cells …   Wikipedia

  • reticuloendothelial system — noun a widely distributed system consisting of all the cells able to ingest bacteria or colloidal particles etc, except for certain white blood cells • Syn: ↑RES • Hypernyms: ↑system • Part Holonyms: ↑immune system • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • reticuloendothelial system — The phagocytic system of the body, including the fixed macrophages of tissues, liver and spleen. Rather old fashioned term that is coming back into use; ‘mononuclear phagocyte system’ is probably better when only phagocytes are meant …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • reticuloendothelial system — reticuloendothe′lial sys tem n. imu the aggregate of the phagocytic cells that have reticular and endothelial characteristics and function in the immune system s defense against foreign bodies Abbr.: RES …   From formal English to slang

  • reticuloendothelial system — RES a community of cells – phagocytes – spread throughout the body. It includes macrophages and monocytes. The RES is concerned with defence against microbial infection and with the removal of worn out blood cells from the bloodstream. See also:… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Система Ретикулоэндотелиальная (Reticuloendothelial System), Рэс (Res) — совокупность всех встречающихся в организме фагоцитов. К ним относятся как макрофаги, так и моноциты. Ретикулоэндотелиальная система обеспечивает защиту организма от микробной инфекции и удаление старых клеток крови из циркулирующего кровотока.… …   Медицинские термины

  • reticuloendothelial — Denoting or referring to reticuloendothelium. See r. system. * * * re·tic·u·lo·en·do·the·li·al ri tik yə lō .en də thē lē əl adj of, relating to, or being the reticuloendothelial system <reticuloendothelial tissue> <reticuloendothelial… …   Medical dictionary

  • system — systemless, adj. /sis teuhm/, n. 1. an assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole: a mountain system; a railroad system. 2. any assemblage or set of correlated members: a system of currency; a system of… …   Universalium

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