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spleen

s pleen

  • n  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
  • n  a feeling of resentful anger

  • THE BORN-AGAIN SPLEENThough surprisingly little is known about the spleen, a small organ located beneath the left rib cage, it has at least one important function: filtering.
  • Once inside the body, the kala-azar protozoan invades and weakens the immune system, causing fever, weight loss, anemia and enlargement of the spleen.
  • The spleen extract which he prepared to use was in high concentration.
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  • Malcolm X in SportingNews.com
    The first time I saw the news, it was really concerning,said Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom, Avery's former teammate. "I heard cardiac arrest. We got (to practice) and heard ruptured spleen. It's still a severe injury, but...
  • Donovan in USA Today
    Corey's situation is positive because his spleen was not enlarged, but he's got to get better,Donovan said. "I don't even know if it's necessarily fatigue right now. He looks really good. He looks refreshed. He's eating well. He says he...
  • Chris Simms in SportingNews.com
    I'm not supposed to get hit, but I guess they wanted to test the spleen, or wanted to test the space where it used to be,Simms said. "So far, it's holding up good."

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