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lymphatic and immune system - chapter 6

The fluid that removes cellular waste products, pathogens, and dead blood cells from the tissues. lymph - lymph/o
Returns lymph from the tissue to the circulatory system. lymphatic vessels and ducts - lymphangi/o
Filter pathogens and harmful substances from the lymph. lymph nodes - lymphaden/o
Protect the entry into the respiratory system. tonsils and adenoids - tonsill/o, adenoid/o
Filters foreign materials from the blood. Maintains the appropriate balance between cells and plasma in the blood. Destroys worn-out blood cells, releases hemoglobin, acts as a blood reservoir, and stores platelets. spleen - splen/o
Produces blood cells. This word part also refers to the spinal cord. bone marrow - myel/o
The specialized white blood cells that play an important role in immune reactions. lymphocytes - lymphocyt/o
Secretes the endocrine thymosin that aids in the maturation of T lymphocytes for use by the immune system. thymus - thym/o
Defends the body against harmful substances, such as pathogenic microorganisms, allergens, toxins, and malignant cells. immune system - immun/o
Created by: hitdental