Peyer's Patches

Definition of Peyer's Patches:

Lymphoid follicles similar to lymph nodes or the tonsils, located especially in the lower small intestine.  They contain white blood cells, defend against invading bacteria and try to prevent inadequately digested food particles from crossing the gut wall and entering the blood.  They are one of the organs of the immune system which also includes the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, tonsils and the appendix.

Topics Related to Peyer's Patches

Dental Metal Removal

...as a treatment
“...The mercury traveling into the gut with the saliva compromises the function of the Peyer's patches, thus arresting the first line of immune defense...”

Lymphatic Congestion

...the condition
“...The secondary lymphoid organs include lymph nodes, spleen, appendix, tonsils, adenoids and Peyer's patches (lymphoid tissue present in the small and large intestines)...”
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