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Can you please explain the function of lymph nodes and the lymphatic system in the body ?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Monitoring System: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react.

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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
Cardiology 23 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 May 27, 2013

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