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Immune System

Immune System Functions

Lymphatic System Functions -Collect Fluid that leaks from the blood capillaries and return it to the bloodstream -Filter the lymph and put immune cells into it
Lymph -Fluid that leaks from the blood capillaries -Gets drawn into the lymph capillaries
Lymph Node Locations -Throughout the body -Prevalent: neck, groin, anticubital region, popliteal region, axillary, mediastinum (area between the lungs)
Tonsils -Lymph nodes found in the throat
Peyers Patches -Lymph nodes found in the small intestines
Thymus -Where T-cells mature -Move out to the lymph nodes
Spleen -Reservoir for lymphocytes (B&T) -Filters blood -Removes dead or aging RBCs
Lymphatic Caillaries -Allows lymph to seep through the wells (by blood pressure) -Then gets drawn back into lymphatic capillaries (much more permeable than cardiovascular capillaries)
Created by: KaraVasalinda