Spleen

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Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses
  • a feeling of resentful anger

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses ,
  • a feeling of resentful anger

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Spleen Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The spleen is an organ in vertebrates. In people, it is on the left side of the body, under the heart. The spleen helps fight infections and keep the blood cells healthy.

The spleen cleans out old blood cells from the blood and recycles them. It helps save the iron and the amino acids from the old blood cells. The spleen also holds a supply of extra blood, in case the body needs some quickly. The spleen works together with the circulatory system (the system which brings blood to the body).



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  • Scientists unveil magnetic cure for bad blood
    Acting rather like a spleen, the invention uses magnetic nanobeads coated with a genetically-engineered human blood protein called MBL. The MBL binds to pathogens and toxins, which can then be "pulled out" with a magnet, the developers wrote in the journal Nature Medicine. The "bio-spleen" was developed to treat sepsis, or blood infection, whic Read more on this news related to 'Spleen'
  • Artificial Spleen Cleans Ebola from Blood
    The newly developed device improves survival in rats after severe infections with everything from E. coli to Ebola -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Read more on this news related to 'Spleen'
  • Artificial Spleen Removes Ebola, HIV Viruses and Toxins From Blood Using Magnets
    Harvard scientists have invented a new artificial spleen that is able to clear toxins, fungi and deadly pathogens such as Ebola from human blood, which could potentially save millions of lives. When antibiotics are used to kill them, dying viruses release toxins in the blood that begin to multiply quickly, causing sepsis, a life-threatening condition whereby the i Read more on this news related to 'Spleen'

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