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what is the purpose of the lymphatic system in and around the lungs?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Drainage of lymph: Lymph is a natural fluid made by the immune system (lymphatic system) to keep the body healthy. Any foreign material or waste product that persists in the blood (after liver) gets to the lymph system, where it is processed & "surveyed" to make sure there's nothing harmful. If there is, it goes to the immune cells to clean up. Lungs need it just like every other organ.
Answered on Jan 6, 2017

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