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Doctor insights on: Anatomy And Physiology Of The Lymphatic System

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What's the function of the lymphatic system?

What's the function of the lymphatic system?

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. ...Read more

Lymphatic (Definition)

Arteries and veins carry blood around the body. Fluid leaks out and bathes the tissues and is returned to the heart by a system of vessels termed the lymphatic system. Without it fluid would accumulate in tissues ...Read more


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What's the role of the endocrine system in the body?

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What's the role of the endocrine system in the body?

Endocrine: Each hormone is a chemical that control function of many different organs. Brain hormones send orders to organs to work. Brain secretes TSH to order thyroid to work to control whole body. Sexual hormones control brain and whole body, as does Insulin controls use of sugar in whole body (brain included). Then hormones are inter-dependent. Delicate balance! ...Read more

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What is the function of lymphatic system and its part?

Immunity!: Lymphatic system is a part of the immune system. It includes lymphoid system. Tonsils, thymus, spleen and bone marrow are included in it! ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are the lymphatic system parts and its functions?

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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. ...Read more

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What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, raising the blood pressure. High Insulin levels, as in "pre-diabetes" cause the release of free fatty acids which damages the blood vessel walls, causing plaque formation. Cortisol and other hormones also have adverse effects. ...Read more

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Why do diseases of the circulatory system often affect the health of the rest of the body?

Why do diseases of the circulatory system often affect the health of the rest of the body?

Well: This is a very good question. Now if you remember the circulatory system travels throughout the body so if there is a disease of the circulatory system it will be spread throughout the body because the circulatory system travels everywhere ...Read more

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What diseases affect the structure of the cardiovascular system?

What diseases affect the structure of the cardiovascular system?

The structure?: to effect the structure of, say, the heart requires an embryological defect - in other words you're often born with it. Over time theres a ton of things that can effect the heart structure - commonly things like chronic hypertension or valvular disorders can effect the structure of the heart walls and chambers. ...Read more

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What is the function of bacteria in our digestive system?

What is the function of bacteria in our digestive system?

Bacteria: We have bacterial and other microorganisms as part of our systems on all integumentary surfaces (skin and mucous membranes). They play differing roles in our body. Some provide for degradation of food substances, some we have not worked out the function for. You need to take a course in microbiology since cannot be all explained here. ...Read more

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The histology of the major arteries and veins of systemic circulation?

The histology of the major arteries and veins of systemic circulation?

What about them?: Please ask a specific question about the histology. That cannot be answered here = it would take many pages and diagrams. Such information is freely available on the internet. ...Read more

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How does the structure of lymphatic capillaries correlate with their function?

How does the structure of lymphatic capillaries correlate with their function?

Intelligent design: The fluid carried by the blood stream/arteries leaks out into the tissues through the capillary walls and when the tissues are healthy, are drawn into the minute lymph channels and flows back into the blood stream at the superior vena cava just above the heart before the blood goes through the lungs for re-oxygenation. Impairment of the delicate channels or lymph nodes results in edema. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How does atherosclerosis affect the function and structure of the cardiovascular system?

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How does atherosclerosis affect the function and structure of the cardiovascular system?

Target organ damage: Blockage of blood vessels feeding different organs will compromise function of those organs, hence heart attacks, strokes, dementia, kidney damage, gangrene, etc., may all derive from atherosclerotic obstruction of vital blood flow to those tissues. ...Read more

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What is the principle functions of the cardiovascular system?

What is the principle functions of the cardiovascular system?

Pump and deliver: The heart will pump blood into the vessels which carries oxygen and nutrition to organs and bring back waste to be cleared by lungs, liver and kidneys. ...Read more

Lymphatic System (Definition)

The lymphatic system is a network of thin wallet vessels parallel to veins and serve to collect material or debris produce in response ...Read more


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