Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 20 - The Lymphatic System and Lymphoid Organs and Tissues - Review Questions - Page 762: 9



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Mucosa associated lymphoid tissue or MALT is a diffuse set of lymphoid tissue present in the mucous membranes through out the whole body. It is found in the mucosa of respiratory and digestive tract and also in the genitourinary organs. It is also present in appendix, peyers patches and tonsils. The function of MALT is to prevent pathogen in these passages from entering mucous membrane.
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