Enhanced histopathology of the thymus.

  title={Enhanced histopathology of the thymus.},
  author={Susan A. Elmore},
  journal={Toxicologic pathology},
  volume={34 5},
The thymus is a primary or central lymphoid organ in which T lymphocytes undergo differentiation and maturation autonomously within the cortex, without the need for antigenic stimulation, and it is essential for the normal development and function of the immune system. The thymus has been shown to be a sensitive target organ following exposure to immunotoxicants and endogenous corticosteroids, and a decrease in size or weight is often one of the first noted measures of compound-induced effects… CONTINUE READING
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