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is the immune system the same as the lymphatic system

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Dr. Tracy Sinha
53 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not really: Lymph nodes are stations connected by chains lymphatics they are the filter for toxins and alert soldiers like tonsils are the fi ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not quite: Lymphatic system is geared towards removing excess fluid from the tissues, even though it traverses the lymph nodes. Immune system includes, bone mar ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Filter of sorts: The fluid that bathes the tissues of the body gets collected by the lymphatic system like a drain (it eventually goes back into the blood circulation) ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lymphatic system: Lymphatic system helps carry antigens or foreign proteins to lymphatic nodes where immune cells live. That way, immune cells can recognize and respons ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Signaling: proteins, is what all of these terms do functionally. Chemokines are cytokines. And many use the term cytokine and growth factor interchangeably but ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes and more: The major organs that produce cells key for the immune system are the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes and thymus. However, there are very active imm ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Lymph nodes: Latin lympha "water goddess" - lymph is essentially recycled blood plasma. The lymphatic system returns the interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct an ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Tissue swelling: Latin lympha "water goddess" - lymph is essentially recycled blood plasma. The lymphatic system returns the interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct an ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Lymphatics: Read this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/lymphatic_system.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Many: Diseases related to the lymphatic system include lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes for various reasons), lymphoma, lymphatic filariasis, and lymph ... Read More

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