The major role of the spleen is to act as a filter for the blood by removing damaged cells, bacteria, viruses and other kinds of cellular debris. It also produces white blood cells to fight pathogens and stores red blood... More » Science Human Anatomy Organs

A plexus is a structure in the form of a network. In most cases it is used in terms of physical anatomy and refers to a network of nerves, blood vessels or lymphatics in the body. More » Education

A kick in the side of the stomach may result in an abdominal injury that can also affect or injure the liver and the spleen, according to Dr. Darren Malinoski with Merck Manuals. Hollow organs are less likely to be injur... More »

Cryptic tonsils are small holes, or crypts, in the tonsils, which accumulate food, bacteria and other debris. These deposits can cause bad breath, sore throat and other throat ailments, according to HealthGuideHQ. More » Science Human Anatomy Organs

White blood cells help fight infections in the body by attacking pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses, after they invade the bloodstream. Healthline states that these cells are formed in the bone marrow and circulate ... More » Science Human Anatomy Blood

The spleen is like a lymph node because it contains lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are white blood cells that help the body fight off infections. More »

Organs contained in the epigastric region of the human abdomen include parts or all of the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, small intestine, kidneys and spleen according to the Westport Public School System in Connec... More »