Peyer glands

Peyer glands
noduli lymphoidei aggregati intestini tenuis.

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  • Peyer's glands — Pey er s glands [So called from J. K. Peyer, who described them in 1677.] (Anat.) Patches of lymphoid nodules, in the walls of the small intestiness; agminated glands; called also {Peyer s patches}. In typhoid fever they become the seat of ulcers …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peyer's patches — Peyer s glands Pey er s glands [So called from J. K. Peyer, who described them in 1677.] (Anat.) Patches of lymphoid nodules, in the walls of the small intestiness; agminated glands; called also {Peyer s patches}. In typhoid fever they become the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peyer patches (glands plaques) — Pey·er (patches (glands, plaques) (piґər) [Johann Conrad Peyer, Swiss anatomist, 1653–1712] noduli lymphoidei aggregati intestini tenuis …   Medical dictionary

  • Peyer patch — ▪ anatomy       any of the nodules of lymphatic cells that aggregate to form bundles or patches and occur usually only in the lowest portion (ileum) of the small intestine; they are named for the 17th century Swiss anatomist Hans Conrad Peyer.… …   Universalium

  • Peyer — Johann K., Swiss anatomist, 1653–1712. See P. glands, under gland, aggregated lymphoid nodules of small intestine, under nodule …   Medical dictionary

  • Brunner's glands — Section of duodenum. (Duodenal glands in submucosa labeled at right, fourth from the top.) Latin glandulae duodenales Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Nodule — A small solid collection of tissue, a nodule is palpable (can be felt). It may range in size from greater than 1.0 cm (3/8 inch) to somewhat less than 2 cm (13/16 inch) in diameter. A nodule may be present in the epidermis, dermis or subcutis (at …   Medical dictionary

  • gland — An organized aggregation of cells functioning as a secretory or excretory organ. SYN: glandula (1) [TA]. [L. glans, acorn] accessory g. a small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger g., to which it is… …   Medical dictionary

  • noduli lymphoidei aggregati intestini tenuis — [TA] aggregated lymphoid nodules of small intestine: oval elevated areas of lymphoid tissue on the mucosa of the small intestine, composed of many lymphoid follicles closely packed together; called also Peyer glands, or patches …   Medical dictionary

  • digestive system, human — Introduction  the system used in the human body for the process of digestion. The human digestive system consists primarily of the digestive tract (alimentary canal), or the series of structures and organs through which food and liquids pass… …   Universalium

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