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The Lymphatic Sys

The Lymphatic Sys and Lymphoid Tissue

What are three functions of the lymphatic system? Maintain fluid balance by bringing excess fluid and proteins from the tissues to the blood, protects against foreign material and foreign or abnormal cells, and absorbs fats from the small intestine.
What are the two differences between blood capillaries and lymphatic capillaries? The lymphatic capillaries are more permeable than are blood capillaries and begin blindly. They are closed at one end and do not bridge two vessels.
What are the two main lymphatic vessels? The right lymphatic duct and the thoracic duct.
What is the function of the lymph nodes? They filter lymph. They also have lymphocytes to fight infection.
What does the spleen filter? Filters blood.
What kind of immune system cells develop in the thymus? T cells of the immune system develop in the thymus.
What is the meaning of the acronyms MALT of and GALT? MALT- mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue. GALT- gut-associated lymphoid tissue.
What is the general location of the tonsils? In the vicinity of the pharynx (throat)
What is lymphadenopathy? Any disease of the lymph nodes.
What is the medical term for enlargement of the spleen? Splenomegaly
What is lymphoma, and what are the two examples of malignant lymphoma? Any tumor of lymphoid tissue. Examples; Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
What condition results from blockage of lymph flow? Lymphedema
Created by: Jessica Venyke



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