Comparison of the size of different lymphoid organs in a young adult

Range Figure - link number of lymphocytes within organ
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Westermann J, Pabst R. Distribution of lymphocyte subsets and natural killer cells in the human body. Clin Investig. 1992 Jul70(7):539-44. p.541 figure 2PubMed ID1392422
Primary Source See refs beneath figure
Method Abstract:"...reports on the frequencies and the absolute numbers of B and T lymphocyte subsets within various human tissues and fluids have been collected from a wide variety of journals and are briefly summarized here."
Comments Caption to fig. 2:"Comparison of the size of different lymphoid organs in a young adult drawn from data in [ref 58]. The number of lymphocytes within the different organs are indicated. The size of the rectangles corresponds to the number of lymphocytes contained by the respective organ. The circle represents the number of lymphocytes migrating through the blood each day [ref 40]. Although the blood contains only a very small number of lymphocytes, each day about 500×10^9 lymphocytes travel through it, which is approximately the same as the number of lymphocytes contained within the whole human body (the area of all rectangles equals that of the circle)"
Entered by Uri M
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