Tonsils

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What Are Tonsils and What Are They For?

What are tonsils and what are they for? The main function of the tonsils (palatine tonsils) is to produce antibodies to fight disease-causing microorganisms, acting as great allies of the immune system. They are extremely rich in lymphocytes (cells that act to defend the body) and are located in a strategic position (between the mouth,…

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what are tonsils

What is a Tonsillectomy? – Palm Beach Sinus Doctors

What Is a Tonsillectomy? The surgery for removing your tonsils is called a tonsillectomy. The tonsils are lymph tissue or masses located in the back of your throat, one on each side. As part of the lymphatic system, tonsils help your body to fight infection. In fact, they are the first to encounter pathogens as…

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