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Doctor insights on: Is The Immune System The Same As 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 does the repiratory system and the cardiovascular system complement each other?

How does the repiratory system and the cardiovascular system complement each other?

Quite efficiently: To simplify a very complex symbiotic relationship, the respiratory system brings oxygen to the alveolar surfaces of the lung where it passes into the red blood cells of the circulatory system to be taken to the rest of the body. Simultaneously red cells give up carbon dioxide brought to the lungs that is exhaled by the respiratory system. This exchange continues 24/7. Wish my car worked as well! ...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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If the immune system mediated an aggressive attack on the whole peripheral nervous system and killed the entire nerves of the body are you paralyzed?

Neuropathy: Interesting question, autoimmune neurological peripheral disorders can be aggressive and progress fast but usually start with tingling and loss of sensation before paralysis. Are you asking about a specific disorder or a hypothetical question? ...Read more

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How does the immune system affect the respiratory system?

Immunity: It protects us and can also be a major player in the inflammatory pathway or autoimmune disease. ...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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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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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 long does the alcohol in the nyquil stays in the immune system?

How long does the alcohol in the nyquil stays in the immune system?

Alcohol in medicatio: Nyquil does contain alcohol, but it will not affect your immune system. Alcohol will be rapidly absorbed through the stomach lining and metabolized by an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase in the liver. I suspect the alcohol in nyquil (if taken in usual dose) will be metabolized in a couple of hours or less. ...Read more

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If the immune system mediated an aggressive attack on the whole peripheral nervous system and killed the entire nerves of the body what are symptoms ?

If the immune system mediated an aggressive attack on the whole peripheral nervous system and killed the entire nerves of the body what are symptoms ?

Death: Although i just answered your question, important to understand that this would involve a rare progressive irreversible anaphylactic allergic reaction, and this really affects numerous organ systems. However, consider that there are chronic immune disorders that attack peripheral nerves (cidp), and nerves in central brain and spinal cord (ms). This is almost never an all or none situation. ...Read more

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How does the respiratory system and the nervous system depend on each other?

How does the respiratory system and the nervous system depend on each other?

Both important: They are both very important to keeping you alive! oxygen is necessary for your brain cells to work properly. The nervous system (and particularly the brain stem) controls your breathing, the movement of your chest, the circulation of your heart, and oxygen going to your brain. They all have to work together. ...Read more

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How does the skeletal system affect the circulatory system?

How does the skeletal system affect the circulatory system?

Skeletal system: The cells within your blood are produced in the bone marrow within your bones. This includes red cells (RBCs), white cells (WBCs) and platelets. You couldn't have one system without the other. ...Read more

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What is the role of immune system in tumours?

Complex: Many ways immune system is involved. Prevalent theory that "immune surveillance" is keeping cancers from developing in healthy people. That is one reason why cancers are more prevalent as we age. Also why certain cancers are found in high incidence in people with immune suppression (aids, organ transplant recipients, etc). Newer therapies also use some parts of the immune system to work. ...Read more

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Where is the immune system located?

All over.: The immune system is the bodies defense against invaders and is located in all body tissues with concentration in the mucosal surfaces and skin. ...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