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The nematode wuchereria lives in lymph capillaries in the human body. How does it get there?

The nematode wuchereria lives in lymph capillaries in the human body. How does it get there?

Wucheria: This is a parasitic filarial nematode (roundworm) spread by a mosquito vector. It finds its way to the lymphatic system. ...Read more

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What is lymph?

What is lymph?

Tissue fluid: Arteries and veins carry blood cells and a serum, some of which leaks out from capillaries and bathes your tissues. It gradually accumulates and is collected in lymph channels which empty back into the heart. It traverses nodes (lymph nodes) which can be the first line of defense against infection and cancer. When blocked, like after lymph node dissection, it can accumulate causing lymphedema. ...Read more

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What is the lymph system?

What is the lymph system?

lymph node pathway: Lymph nodes are found throughout the body and are connected to each other by channels called lymphatics. Lymphocytes move back and forth in this system which also involves the blood, spleen and bone marrow in a large interconnecting network that protects the body from a large variety of invaders, and even cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is lymph?

Can you tell me what is lymph?

Lymph: Lymph contains cells that fight infections and it travels in the lymphatic system. ...Read more

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What does a 40.4 lymph % mean ?

What does a 40.4 lymph % mean ?

Lymphocytes: are a type of white blood cells that helps to protect us from diseases. ...Read more

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What do your lymph levels indicate?

What is the level?: Lymphocytes are a normal constituents of blood. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003657.htm. ...Read more

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What does it mean with a lymph count of 5.5?

What does it mean with a lymph count of 5.5?

Probably nothing: For example if you have 55% lymphs on a total WBC of 10 thousand, that would give you a lymph count of 5.5 -- no biggie. ...Read more