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What are the lymphatic system parts and its functions?

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Dr. Gerald Lee answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

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.

Answered Sep 18, 2020

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