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Adenoids
Adenoids are a group of tissues located high on the rear wall of the throat (pharynx). They are made up of lymphatic tissue, which trap and destroy bacteria, viruses, and other microbes.




Review Date: 5/17/2012
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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