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What does the lymphatic system do?

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

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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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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Condition related to the lymphatic system?

Condition related to the lymphatic system?

Many: Diseases related to the lymphatic system include lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes for various reasons), lymphoma, lymphatic filariasis, and lymphanginitis, . ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the lymphatic system?

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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What is the function of lymphatic system and its part?

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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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

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What organs are in the lymphatic system? What does it do?

Spleen & LNs: Spleen and lymph nodes. Fights infection and removes senescent blood cells. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are illnesses in lymphatic system?

Lymlphatics: The lymphatic a are involved with virtually every disease process. The lymphocytic diseases may be what you refer to. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lymphatic system?

Lymphatics: The lymphatic system is a network of thin wallet vessels parallel to veins and serve to collect material or debris produce in response to infection or cancer. ...Read more

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Does liver come in lymphatic system?

Does liver come in lymphatic system?

No, not lymphatic: The liver is part of the digestive system. It makes bile, which flows through the bile duct into the small intestine to help digest fats. The liver also does many other important functions, and is necessary for life (one cannot survive without a liver). ...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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Interested to know how does HIV affect the lymphatic system?

Interested to know how does HIV affect the lymphatic system?

Quickly: People whose lymphoid tissues have been samled during during the acute phase show a striking depletion of t-lymphocytes. These recover, then regress again as the infection progresses unless treated. B-lymphocytes and the germinal centers they produce under a compensatory hyperplasia which helps some and accounts for the polyclonal gammopathy seen later. ...Read more

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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

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What are the effects of chemotherapy on the lymphatic system?

What are the effects of chemotherapy on the lymphatic system?

Nothing major: Chemo drugs typically do not effect the lymphatic system. So it is not anything to worry about. These drugs typically lower the white cells, mostly neutrophils but spare the lymphocytes. ...Read more

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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 lymphatic system absorb body fluids for drainage?

How does the lymphatic system absorb body fluids for drainage?

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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What is the purpose of the lymphatic system in and around the lungs?

What is the purpose of the lymphatic system in and around the lungs?

Drainage of lymph: Lymph is a natural fluid made by the immune system (lymphatic system) to keep the body healthy. Any foreign material or waste product that persists in the blood (after liver) gets to the lymph system, where it is processed & "surveyed" to make sure there's nothing harmful. If there is, it goes to the immune cells to clean up. Lungs need it just like every other organ. ...Read more

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What organ system (besides the lymphatic system) does lymphedema affect?

What organ system (besides the lymphatic system) does lymphedema affect?

Many: lymphedema afect the venous circulation and that will make thing more complicated because it will make edema worst
the edema will compromise the skin perfusion that will cause changes in the skin, amd discoloration and could cause ulcers that is difficult to heal
the amount of the edema could reach a level that could compromise the arterial perfusion and could cause ischemia ...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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Help please? How is the lymphatic system affected by hodgkin's lymphoma?

See below...: Hodgkin lymphoma is a form of cancer that affects the lymph nodes. It usually occurs in a single lymph node or small group of lymph nodes in a particular location (armpit, neck, thorax, etc.). It may remain localized for a long time or extend to nearby organs or travel (metastasize) along the lymphatic system to other lymph nodes. ...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

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