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BVT Lymph system

definitions of lymph terms

lymph node filters the lymph as it passes through
lymphatic system drains fluid back into bloodstream from the tissues
thoracic duct largest lymph vessel
lymph vessels flow toward heart
tonsils lymph tissue- adenoid, palatine, lingual
peyers's patches lymph tissue in walls of ileum
spleen filters microorganisms and forms lymphocytes
left subclavian vein thoracic duct empties into this
thymus T cells mature here
brain, spinal cord, bone marrow devoid of lymph vessels
cervical nodes superficial, neck
axillary nodes superficial, arm pit
inguinal nodes superficial, groin
cubital nodes elbow
popliteal nodes knee
lacteal absorbs fatty acids, fat soluble vitamins, and glycerol in jejunum and ileum
hemolytic function of spleen
Created by: msmm