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is the immune system the same as the lymphatic system

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Quite efficiently: To simplify a very complex symbiotic relationship, the respiratory system brings oxygen to the alveolar surfaces of the lung where it passes into the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
18 years experience Cardiology
400 characters : We get 400 characters to answer questions. This requires maybe two years of med school... Maybe try Wikipedia?
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No other name: However, lymph nodes (the correct name) are sometimes called lymph "glands" (they're not glands, so it's a misnomer).
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Lymphatics: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lymphatic_system
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Lymphatics: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lymphatic_system
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Neuropathy: Interesting question, autoimmune neurological peripheral disorders can be aggressive and progress fast but usually start with tingling and loss of sen ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Reword: Please re-word your question. None of the diseases listed.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Immunity: It protects us and can also be a major player in the inflammatory pathway or autoimmune disease.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Lymphatic system: The lymphatic system is basically a channel that carries a clear or whitish fluid called the lymph. This lymph aids in clearing the tissues of infecti ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
23 years experience Cardiology
It helps: Eliminate them.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection Defense: The lymph system is the part of the immune system comprising a network of conduits called lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph unid ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 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
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Alcohol in medicatio: Nyquil does contain alcohol, but it will not affect your immune system. Alcohol will be rapidly absorbed through the stomach lining and metabolized b ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Death: Although i just answered your question, important to understand that this would involve a rare progressive irreversible anaphylactic allergic reaction ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Both important: They are both very important to keeping you alive! oxygen is necessary for your brain cells to work properly. The nervous system (and particularly the ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Skeletal system: The cells within your blood are produced in the bone marrow within your bones. This includes red cells (RBCs), white cells (WBCs) and platelets. You ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Complex: Many ways immune system is involved. Prevalent theory that "immune surveillance" is keeping cancers from developing in healthy people. That is one rea ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
All over.: The immune system is the bodies defense against invaders and is located in all body tissues with concentration in the mucosal surfaces and skin.

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