Swollen lymph nodes

Alternative Names

Swollen glands; Glands – swollen; Lymph nodes – swollen; Lymphadenopathy

Definition of Swollen lymph nodes

Lymph nodes are found throughout your body. They are an important part of your immune system. Lymph nodes help your body recognize and fight germs, infections, and other foreign substances.

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/13/2010

Lymphatic system
Infectious mononucleosis
Circulation of lymph
Lymphatic system
Swollen glands

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