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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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Can you tell me some diseases and disorders related to the lymphatic system?

Can you tell me some diseases and disorders related to the lymphatic system?

See below: There are some very rare ones that you shouldn't be concerned about. The biggie that is, sadly, not so rare is lymphoma. ...Read more

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How does the lymphatic system promote disease resistance?

Drainage: Lymphatics are necessary for drainage of tissue fluid and are an essential part of the Immune system. It's a way for germs and debris that get carried by the lymphatic fluid to come in contact with and get processed by the immune system along the way in lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What are some diseases related to the lymphatic system?

See below: Hodgkin's disease and lymphoma are the 2 to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any diseases associated with the lymphatic system that kill you?

There are several: Malignant lymphomas (hodgkin's and non-) arise from lymphocytes, the dominant cell in the lymphatic system. The lymphatics themselves can be plugged by tumor in the lungs, and this is a common mechanism of death in cancer patients, or they can become malignant themselves, as in an arm with lymphedema after an old-time mastectomy. ...Read more

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How do autoimmune diseases impact the lymphatic system?

How do autoimmune diseases impact the lymphatic system?

May or may not: Some autoimmune disease can lymph node enlargement. The lymphatic system has within it many of the immune reactive cells like lymphocytes and macrophages. These cells interact and are involved in the immune response. There are many other substances within the lymphatic system that also involved in the lymphatic system. The inflmmation that occurs can cause the lymph nodes can increase ...Read more

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Are there exercises for the lymphatic system?

Are there exercises for the lymphatic system?

Aerobic exercises: Aerobic exercises are of repetitive movements that occur over a period of time. Common aerobic exercises are walking, running, and biking. By using various muscle groups, a person pumps blood and lymphatic fluid throughout his body, which ultimately maximizes his body's health from good fluid flow. ...Read more

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What is the lymphatic system?

What is the lymphatic system?

Infection Defense: The lymph system is the part of the immune system comprising a network of conduits called lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph unidirectionally toward the heart. Lymphoid tissue is found in many organs, particularly the lymph nodes, and in the lymphoid follicles associated with the digestive system such as the tonsils. It is part of your body's infection fighting system. ...Read more

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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