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The spleen is an organ in the upper left side of the abdomen. It
filters the blood by removing old or damaged blood cells and platelets. It also
helps the immune system by destroying bacteria and other foreign substances.
The spleen holds extra blood that can be released into the circulatory system
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerW. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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