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Lymphatic 7

Lymphatic System 7th Grade Science

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small mass of tissue located in the throat between the mouth and the pharynx; believed to help protect against infections of the respiratory system tonsils
a small organ positioned behind the top of the breastbone, it increases in size gradually from birth until puberty, after which it begins to shrink thymus gland
a large organ positioned to the left of the stomach and below the diaphragm, it stores blood, disintegrates old blood cells, and filters out foreign substances in the blood spleen
produces white blood cells, which are then transported to the lymphatic system bone marrow
any of the small bodies located along the lymphatic vessels, particularly in the neck, armpit, and groin. They filter bacteria and foreign particles from lymph fluid lymph nodes
a system of tubes by which lymph fluid is transported throughout the body lymph vessels
the main duct or vessels of the lymphatic system thoracic duct
these vessels drain lymph from the upper portions of the body lymphatic ducts
network of vein-like vessels that returns fluid to the bloodstream, part of the body's defense against disease lymphatic system
Created by: jessandrews15