lymph : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels

  • During the patient's lumpectomy or mastectomy, surgeons traditionally examine the lymph node closest to the breast the sentinel node for signs of metastases.
  • Doctors also made an incision down his left cheek to remove lymph nodes in his neck in case the cancer had spread; they found it had not.
  • An all-around girdle is not so likely to have this effect, even if tight, because blood and lymph find alternate return channels on the inner side of the thighs.
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  • Adam Yauch in
    Speaking alongside fellow band member Ad-Rock via a video broadcast on the Beastie Boys website earlier today, Yauch explained he has "a form of cancer in the gland that's over here (points to neck), the Parotid gland. It's also in a lymph node...
  • Melissa Etheridge in PlanetOut
    I am at home recovering from my two surgeries,wrote Etheridge on the site's message board. "The good news is they took out the tumor and a few lymph nodes, only one of which was positive ...... the centinal node (for those that know breast...
  • Randy Shilts in Los Angeles Times
    On top of these two cases,Randy Shilts wrote in his definitive AIDS chronicle, "And the Band Played On" (1987), "another 20 men had appeared at Weisman's office that year with strange abnormalities of their lymph nodes," the very...

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