Medical Definition of Parasplenic
Parasplenic: Located near or alongside of the spleen. This is a term defining an anatomic position
The spleen is an organ located in the upper left part of the abdomen the stomach. The spleen produces lymphocytes, filters blood, serves as a major reservoir for blood and destroys blood cells that are aged.
The prefix "para-" comes straight from the Greek and has a number of meanings including near, alongside of, and beside.
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