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Lymphatic System

The composition of lymph most closely resembles? Interstitial fluid
What are the functions of the lymphatic system? Drains excess interstitial fluid, transports dietary lipids, carries out immune responses(antigens, B-cells, antibodies, and T cells)
How do lymphatic vessels travel in the skin and in the Viscera?
Where are lymphatic capillaries located? spaces between cells
what regions\organs do not have those capillaries? Avascular tissue, central nervous system, portions of spleen, red bone marrow
Where does the thoracic duct begin? cisterna chyli(lower end as a dilation)
Where does the thoracic duct receive lymph from? left side of the head, neck,chest,left upper limb, and the entire body below the ribs
Where does the thoracic duct deliver lymph to? left internal juglar and subclavian veins
How much does the thoracic duct drain of body lymph of the body lymph? 3/4
The right lymphatic duct receives lymph from ___, and it delivers to the junction of the ____vein and ____ vein? upper right side of body, right internal jugular vein, right subclavian vein
What are the primary lymphatic organs? red bone marrow and thymus
Why are they called the primary lymphatic organs? where stem cells divide and become immunocompetent???????
what are the secondary lymphoid organs? lymph nodes, spleen, lymphatic nodules
what organ filters lymph? lymph nodes
what are the primary functions of spleen? Site of typhocyte & proliferation immune surveillance & response cleanses blood stores breakdown products of RBC(red blood cells) for later reuse
What organ functions strictly in T-lymphocytes maturation? Thymus
Where do palatine and pharyngeal tonsils locate? around the pharynx????
Created by: felixvega123



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