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Doctor insights on: How Does The Immune System Work With The Lymphatic System

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Is the lymphatic system the same thing as the immune system?

Is the lymphatic system the same thing as the immune system?

Not really: Lymph nodes are stations connected by chains lymphatics they are the filter for toxins and alert soldiers like tonsils are the first soldiers and try to limit infection there. Immunity is in blood igg and mucous iga. ...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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Is the lymphatic system one and the same as the immune system?

Is the lymphatic system one and the same as the immune system?

Not quite: Lymphatic system is geared towards removing excess fluid from the tissues, even though it traverses the lymph nodes. Immune system includes, bone marrow, lymph glands, spleen, liver and mucosa associated lymphoid tissue in lung and intestine, tonsils, adenoids etc. ...Read more

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How can the lymphatic system facilitate immune response?

How can  the lymphatic system facilitate immune response?

Filter of sorts: The fluid that bathes the tissues of the body gets collected by the lymphatic system like a drain (it eventually goes back into the blood circulation). Bugs, inflammatory chemicals, and/or immune cells will also enter the lymph from the tissues and go to lymph nodes, which are like strategically placed checkpoints. The nodes contain immune cells that become activated and help fight the infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can the lymphatic system facilitate immune response?

Lymphatic system: Lymphatic system helps carry antigens or foreign proteins to lymphatic nodes where immune cells live. That way, immune cells can recognize and response to different foreign proteins or antigens appropriately. ...Read more

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Is there a name for all the chemicals like cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors that are in the immune and lymphatic system, like immune factors?

Signaling: proteins, is what all of these terms do functionally. Chemokines are cytokines. And many use the term cytokine and growth factor interchangeably but the name growth factor tends to imply a proliferative effect on cell division/growth while cytokines can have both stimulant or inhibitory effects on cell growth/division. ...Read more

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Are the lungs, spleen, lymphatic vessels and bone marrow all part of the immune system?

Are the lungs, spleen, lymphatic vessels and bone marrow all part of the immune system?

Yes and more: The major organs that produce cells key for the immune system are the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes and thymus. However, there are very active immune cells in most tissues including the skin, GI tract including liver and lungs. ...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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How does the lymphatic system work with the circulatory system?

400 characters : We get 400 characters to answer questions. This requires maybe two years of med school... Maybe try Wikipedia? ...Read more

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How does the lymphatic system work together with the circulatory system to fight infection?

How does the lymphatic system work together with the circulatory system to fight infection?

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 digestive system work together with lymphatic system? The relationship between them? Thank you

How does digestive system work together with lymphatic system? The relationship between them?

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GALT: A large proportion of our lymphatic system surrounds the GI tract and is called the Gut-Associated Lymphatic Tissue; it is one of our body's first line of defense against infections as there can be many harmful microbes in our GI tract. For more information see http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/basics/gi_immune.html ...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