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A 40-year-old male asked:

What is the function of lymphatic system and its part?

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Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 59 years experience
Immunity!: Lymphatic system is a part of the immune system. It includes lymphoid system. Tonsils, thymus, spleen and bone marrow are included in it!
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What's the function of the lymphatic system?

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Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 17 years experience
Leak Patrol: The blood vessels leak approximately 1-3% of the fluid traveling through them. The lymph system picks up that extra fluid and (with the help of the skeletal muscles as they flex and relax) slowly returns it to the heart where it rejoins the rest of the fluid.
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A member asked:

What are the lymphatic system parts and its functions?

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Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Immune sys highway!: Think of the lymphatic system as a highway for the immune system. Immune cells are transported along lymphatic vessels and stop by lymph nodes, which are meeting points where these immune cells can meet and interact. If an antigen presenting cell encounters a pathogen in the tissues, it will use the lymphatic system to carry a sample to the lymph node and find other cells that recognize it.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What causes the lymphatic system to function improperly?

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Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Interrupted flow: Several things can interrupt, constrict or obstruct the flow of lymph through the lymphatics Local surgery or radiation, tumors, parasitic infiltration are some. If you are asking about peripheral edema like swelling of an extremity then cardiovascular conditions can too. Lymphocytes are immune system cells that inhabit lymph nodes which requires a different response if that's what you meant
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Which is the function of lymph nodes and the lymphatic system in the body ?

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
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 infective organisms, toxins etc.
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Last updated Jul 15, 2013

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