CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGE INDEX / CARDIOVASCULAR STUDY GUIDE
Low magnification reveals the distribution of red pulp and white pulp within the spleen. White pulp typically surrounds arterioles, while red pulp provides the background. The thin pale bands are collagen bundles, called trabeculae, which provide mechanical support.(The color names for red and white pulp reflect their natural, unstained color. Red pulp is colored by red blood cells; white pulp takes on the creamy color of massed lymphocytes, similar to pus.)
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Last updated: 26 May 2022 / dgk