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Pharyngitis

...  known to provide relief once used for gargling or consumption. But these measures may not be enough for people who may be inflicted with complications such as airway blockage, abscess around the tonsils or behind the pharynx, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, swollen spleen, and liver inflammation. If the sore throat does not go away within a week, it is best to consult a doctor. Other  ...

Tonsillitis

...  difficulty of swallowing food or drinks due to pain, hoarse voice, etc. However, tonsillitis is more than those. Read on and know more about tonsillitis. Tonsillitis is the condition in which the tonsils get inflamed. Situated in the rear side of the throat and of the mouth, tonsils are lymph nodes which serves as a guard against microorganisms and other bacteria to help prevent the body from  ...

Neutropenia

...  throat, lungs, skin and sinuses because of the lack of protection from the white blood cells. The patient will have frequent fever, mouth or anal sores, infection in the ear, gums, throat, and tonsils, abscesses, and periodontal disease. In cases where neutropenia becomes severe, sepsis or other hazardous infections take place. Patients having this disease could also experience chills,  ...

Blood

...  of the skull, the humeri, ribs, femora, pelvis, and sternum is responsible for forming platelets, erythrocytes, and granular leukocytes. Agranular leukocytes are created in the spleen, lymph nodes, tonsils and thymus. As soon as the blood cell life comes to an end, the liver and the spleen destroy them. It is wrong to believe that modern science has revealed every secret of the blood. Until now  ...

Mouth

...  functions that it is most used for are for eating and for speaking. It uses its many different parts for both functions. It has a lot of parts, some of which are the teeth, lips, gums, tongue, and tonsils. Its bigger parts that connect it to the rest of the skull are the lower and upper jaw. The lower jaw is that which moves up and down to enable the opening and closing of the mouth, and the  ...

Lymph Nodes

...  the honeycomb design acts like a filter that takes out particles that are too big to pass through them. If you want to feel one of your lymph nodes, you can find it just under the jaw, beside your tonsils. Once a harmful element has been neutralized by the lymph nodes, it is again released into the lymph system to be secreted out of the body along with the other wastes from the body. Some  ...

Lymphoid Organs

...  Mature lymphocytes circulate in the blood and the peripheral lymphoid organs until they encounter the specific antigen. Examples of secondary or peripheral lymphoid organs include adenoids, the tonsils, lymph nodes, Peyer’s patches, the spleen, and even the skin, among others. All of these form the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissues. What are tertiary lymphoid organs? The tertiary  ...

Tongue

...  in the mouth, but in reality, only two-thirds of the organ is inside the oral cavity. The remaining one-third is situated at the back of the pharynx, attached to the hyoid bone. Rounded lingual tonsils line the superior surface of the base of the tongue. The tongue is able to hold itself against the floor of the oral cavity because of the connective structure known as the lingual frenulum.  ...