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Lymphatic System

Lymphatic System Study Sheet

Where are lymph capillaries located? In the skin, subcutaneous tissues, and lining membranes of body cavities.
What do lymph capillaries form? Lymph vessels
What do the larger lymph vessels unite to form? Thoracic duct or right lymph duct
What are the components of the lymphatic system? Capillaries, collecting vessels, ducts (trunk vessels), nodes (glands), and other organs, such as the tonsils, adenoids, spleen, thymus gland, and intestinal follicles
Name the lymphatic ducts. Thoracic and right lymph ducts
The _____ duct drains lymph from _____________. Thoracic; lower limbs, pelvis, abdomen, left half of thorax, left upper limbs, left half of head and neck
The ______ duct empties lymph into ______ . Right Lymph; right brachiocephalic or right subclavian vein
Cervical nodes drain from? Head and neck
Axillary nodes drain from? Upper limbs, chest wall and breast
Tracheobronchial nodes drain from? Lungs, bronchi, heart and mediastinal structures.
Aortic nodes drain from? Testes, ovaries, uterus, uterine tubes, abdominal organs
Aortic nodes drain into? Thoracic duct
Internal iliac nodes drain from? Lymph vessels from pelvis, perineum, genitals, buttocks
External iliac nodes drain from? Deep vessels of the lower limbs, inguinal nodes ad obdominal nodes
Name four other lymph organs. Tonsils, Adenoids, Spleen, and Intestinal lymph follicles
What are the functions of the spleen? Forms lymphocytes, moncytes and plasma cells; Destroys worn out RBCs (phagocytosis); Reservoir of RBCs
Created by: rad1958tech