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Toms A&P

Toms A&P Lymph Organs

Lymph organsAnatomy DescriptionFunctionLocation
Spleen Largest Lymphoid organ. Covered by strong fibrous capsule. filters blood to remove bacteria, foreign particles & old RBC's. ULQ
Inside the Spleen Contains Red & White Pulp. Filter inside spleen
Red Pulp of spleen Made up of RBC's, lymphocytes & macrophages. Filter inside spleen
White Pulp of spleen Full of Lymphocytes Filter Can be seen interspersed among the red pulp
Thymus Gland Lg. in Childhood, shrinks in size as the individual ages. site of differentiation & maturity of T-lymphocytes. In The Mediastinum
Tonsils 3 divisions or types classified by location oral and pharyngeal cavities
Palatine tonsils --> --> Posterior-lateral walls of the oropharynx
Pharyngeal tonsils --> --> in the nasopharynx
Lingual tonsils --> --> on the dorsal surface of the base of the tongue
Created by: drdunncmt