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UB ANA 113 Lec 25

Lymphatic System

location of lymphatic vessels run alongside blood vessels within loose CT... bring excess fluid back into venous system
lymphatic capillaries blind ended tubes, small, thin walled, very permeable
medium-large lymphatic vessels thicker walls, smooth muscle around. valves that only let fluid move in one direction
right lymphatic duct only drains tight upper and right head... into right subclavian
thoracic duct drains everything the right lymphatic duct doesnt... into left subclavian
lacteals found only in intestine. transport products of fat digestion
function of lymphatic system removal and transport of tissue fluid and immune defense. They drain, dont circulate
Created by: HugsAndKisses