Spleen

The spleen (from Greek σπλήν—splḗn) is an organ found in virtually all vertebrate animals. Similar in structure to a large lymph node, it acts primarily as a blood filter. It is possible to remove the spleen without jeopardizing life. The spleen plays important roles in regard to red blood cells (also referred to as erythrocytes) and the immune system. It removes old red blood cells and holds a reserve of blood, which can be valuable in case of hemorrhagic shock, and also recycles iron. As a part of the mononuclear phagocyte system, it metabolizes hemoglobin removed from senescent erythrocytes.
Posts about Spleen
  • G-Forces in an Automobile Accident

    …It’s not the speed that causes an injury; it’s the sudden stop. Remember that your body and organs are moving at the same speed that your car is moving. The g-forces involved in a motor-vehicle accident can easily cause catastrophic injuries, damage to the organs, or even death. Today’s cars come with an array of technological and engineering…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 9 readers -
  • Long Term Effects of a Missouri Car Accident

    …Injured After a Car Crash in Missouri? You May Have a Long Road to Recovery. Here are some cold, hard facts: Automobile accidents in Missouri killed 870 people and injured 4,402 in 2015. Stunning stuff, right? It’s a safe bet, though, that those numbers don’t move you nearly as much as watching paramedics load someone into an ambulance at a crash…

    Bruning Legal- 15 readers -
  • Auto Collisions and Chest Injuries

    …] in their accident. Blows to the front of the chest can also cause injuries to the lungs or trachea. If the impact is lower or to the side of the chest, the person may also have injuries to their liver or spleen. Fractured Ribs and Sternums Caused by Safety Belts Fractured ribs and fractured sternums are quite common with seatbelt injuries in car accidents. Rib…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 16 readers -
  • Common Injuries Involved in Personal Injury Cases

    …. Damage to the vertebrae, nerves, and other parts of the spinal cord can seriously disrupt movement, sensory abilities, and more in a victim. Some SCI victims end up either temporarily or permanently paralyzed in all body parts below the point of the injury on the spine. Paralysis is a serious disability that can require a victim to use…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 15 readers -
  • Can a Court Sanction a Whistleblower?

    … sanctions that if they had no evidence to back up their claims. In the words of the trial judge, “If you are using this [lawsuit] to vent some spleen against these folks, you’re going to end up getting sanctioned.” Not satisfied that the case had true merit, the judge gave a second warning to the parties and said, “If it turns out that [this case…

    Due Diligence- 8 readers -