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Spleen Diseases

  • By: Angela Garner M.D. & Ryan Strain
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The spleen is an organ located in the upper left side of the abdomen, just behind the stomach and below the diaphragm. Until recently, scientists weren't quite sure the exact function of this organ. We now know it serves to help ...

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