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    Understanding the Function of the Spleen: What Does It Do?

    Anatomy and Location of the Spleen The spleen is an organ located in the upper left side of the abdomen, just behind the stomach and below the diaphragm. It is a soft, purplish-red organ that is about the size of a fist in adults. The spleen is surrounded by a fibrous capsule and is divided into two main areas: the…

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