Peyer’s patches

Peyer’s Patches Definition and Function Small, nodular clusters of lymphoid tissue scattered throughout the mucous membrane lining of the SMALL INTESTINE. Though not encapsulated as are LYMPH NODES, Peyer’s patches are more distinct and organized than other MUCOSA-ASSOCIATED LYMPHOID TISSUE (MALT). Peyer’s patches are elements of GUT-ASSOCIATED LYMPHOID TISSUE (GALT), a subset of MALT. GALT lies beneath the epithelial […]

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