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Immune Goal 1

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Lymph *A watery fluid that is made of a liquid that seeped out of the blood, through the capillary walls(it gets forced out of blood by pressure) *They get drawn into the lymphatic capillaries
Lymphatic System - Functions *Consists of lymph, lymphatic vessels, and lymphoid tissues *Collection of fluid (lymph)that leaks from the blood capillaries and return it to the bloodstream *Filter the lymph and put immune cells into it
Lymph Nodes *Masses of tissue enclosed in capsules *Contain T-cells and B-cells *Location:neck, groin, anticubital region, popliteal region, axillary, mediastinum (between the lungs)
Tonsils *Lymph nodes that are found in the throat
Peyers Patches *Lymph nodes found in the small intestines
Thymus *Located in the mediastinal region of the thorax *Large and active as an infant, then begins to atrophy *Organ that is small and largely inactive by puberty *T-cells mature here before moving to the lymph nodes
Spleen *Located in the upper left abdominal region and is wrapped in a protective capsule *Reservoir for lymphocytes (T and B) *filters blood, takes out dead/aging RBCs, and sends iron to the liver for recycling
Lymphatic Capillaries *Are where the fluid from the circulatory system enters and exits through this network *These also join to form lymphatic vessels
Created by: 15js67