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Lymphatic Sys SG

Study guide for the Lymphatic Sys

The fluid that circulates in the lymphatic system is called lymph
Digested fats enter the lymphatic circulation through vessels called lacteals
Digested fats and lymph combine to form a milky fluid called chyle
Enlargement of the spleen is termed splenomegaly
When filariae block lymphatic vessels, they cause the disease called elephantiasis
Fluid retention due to obstruction of lymph vessels lymphedema
Inflammation of lymph nodes lymphadenitis
Inflammation of lymphatic vessels lymphangitis
Tumor that occurs in lymhoid tissue lymphoma
Compared to plasma, lymph contains much less protein
Which vessel returns lymph from the lower extremities to the cardiovascular system? thoracic duct
Which tonsil is located behind the nose on the posterior wall of the upper pharynx? pharyngeal
What is the hallmark clinical sign of infectious mononucleosis? lymphadenopathy
Created by: Jessica Venyke