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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 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

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How does the function of the lymphatic system get different duirng the good health and bad health?

Lymphatics: It is difficult to answer such a broad question. Good health and bad health are completely relative. For instance, a person may be moribund (on death's door) and still have a normally functioning lymphatic system. Alternatively, a patient may have lymphedema as a complication of a surgery and otherwise be very healthy with a long life expectancy. ...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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What are the lymphatic system parts and its functions?

What are the lymphatic system parts and its functions?

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 causes the lymphatic system to function improperly?

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 ...Read more

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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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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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I don't understand why the thymus is inlucded in the lymphatic system, other than the function of t cell maturation, it doesn't make sense?

I don't understand why the thymus is inlucded in the lymphatic system, other than the function of t cell maturation, it doesn't make sense?

Immune system: Thymus functions chiefly to develop t-lymphocytes. Once mature, cells leave thymus and are transported via blood vessels to the lymph nodes and spleen. T-lymphocytes are responsible for cell mediated immunity, activation of certain immune cells to fight infection. Congenital absence of thymus results in patient getting serious infections. Thymus gradually involutes when immune system functioning. ...Read more

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What lymphatic function does the thymus have? In your opinion, is it appropriate to label the thymus in the lymphatic system?

The processor: The thymus is where lymphocytes are processed and programmed for their immune function, however it is not considered part of the lymphatic system. ...Read more

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What does the lymphatic system do?

Lymph nodes: Latin lympha "water goddess" - lymph is essentially recycled blood plasma. The lymphatic system returns the interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct and then to the bloodstream, where it is recirculated back to the tissues. Tissues with lymphedema are at risk of infection and ulcer. The lymph reaches the lymph nodes where infection and cancer cells are seperated and processed by the body. ...Read more

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How does your lymphatic system work?

Tissue swelling: Latin lympha "water goddess" - lymph is essentially recycled blood plasma. The lymphatic system returns the interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct and then to the bloodstream, where it is recirculated back to the tissues. Tissues with lymphedema are at risk of infection and ulcer. Yes I am certified in lymphatic therapy. We use fda approved lymphedema laser therapy for lymph drainage. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the lymphatic system?

Lymphatic system: The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system, comprising a network of conduits called lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph (from latin lympha 'water goddess')directionally towards the heart. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the meaning of lymphatic system?

The meaning?: It means, "let's drain excess fluid and fight infections.". ...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