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The hematopoietic function starts at the ____ week of gestation
11th week (producing red and white blood cells, stops after birth)
The spleen is very vascular
lymph tissue
Where is the spleen located?
Hypochondrium with long axis in the 10th rib between the stomach fundus and diaphragm
Weight of the spleen
50-250g
All of the spleen is covered by the peritoneum except for the:
hilum
Diaphragmatic surface
upward, backward, to the left. The diaphragm seperates the spleen from the 9th-11th ribs
Visceral surface
gastric, renal, colic (left splenic flexure)
Assoc. ligaments of the spleen
phrenicocolic, gastrolineal, lienorenal
Reticuloendothelial function
produce lymphocytes
produce antibodies
sotre iron and metabolites
culling
pitting
removing nuclei from RBC
removing abnormal RBC
Red pulp
doesn't form until after birth, phagocytosis, loose
White pulp
lymphatic tissue, lymphatic functions
3 functions of the spleen
Reticuloendothelieal-phagocytosis
expells blood
white pulp-lymphocytes (defense)