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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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How does the lymphatic system work with the circulatory system?

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 the respiratory system depend on the circulatory system?

How does the respiratory system depend on the circulatory system?

Inter-dependent: relationship exists between the two. The heart pumps arterial blood to the circulation. The deoxygentaed or venous blood returns to the lung where blood is oxygenated. Then blood flows into the heart chambers and the cycle continues on. ...Read more

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How does the lymphatic system interact with other body systems?

How does the lymphatic system interact with other body systems?

Lymphatics: They are all interconnected, read this as a long discussion here is too long for the space. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/lymphatic_system. ...Read more

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

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

Dr. Alvin Lin: Dr. Lin previously gave a good answer to this question: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/351474-how-do-the-respiratory-system-and-the-nervous-system-depend-on-each-other. ...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 respiratory system depend on the nervous system?

How does the respiratory system depend on the nervous system?

Easy.: The brain (mission control of the nervous system) initiates the drive to breath based upon input from a variety of sensors. It transmits signals via the phrenic nerve to the diaphragm to initiate breathing. Cough receptors in the lung similarly control the cough reflex. Additionally the epiglottis is triggered to cover and protect the trachea to prevent aspiration. ...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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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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What are the lymphatic system parts and its functions?

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Immune sys highway!: Think of the lymphatic system as a highway for the immune system. Immune cells are transported along lymphatic vessels and stop by lymph nodes, which are meeting points where these immune cells can meet and interact. If an antigen presenting cell encounters a pathogen in the tissues, it will use the lymphatic system to carry a sample to the lymph node and find other cells that recognize it. ...Read more

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Mildlynprominent retroperitoneal lymph nodes largest measuring 1.8 by 1.1 centimeters to the left renal vein does this sound like cancer?

Mildlynprominent retroperitoneal lymph nodes largest measuring 1.8 by 1.1 centimeters to the left renal vein does this sound like cancer?

Prominent nodes: These findings are borderline and nonspecific. In the absence of other pathology, enlarged lymph nodes in other areas of the body or enlargement of liver or spleen, this may be insignificant. I feel your physician should review the study with the radiologist and describe any symptoms you might have and obtain recommendations for any other studies or specialty referrals advised by the radiologist ...Read more

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How does one take care of their autonomic nervous sytem. How about taking care of the parasympathetic sympathetic and central nervous system?

How does one take care of their autonomic nervous sytem. How about taking care of the parasympathetic sympathetic and central nervous system?

Intriguing question: Control of the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) probably best attained by studying biofeedback, autogenic training, and meditation. A web-based program at heartmath.Com is recommended. Otherwise, an ascetic isolated decade-long yogi sojurn in an himalayan cave can be undertaken. The idea is to train the unconscious mind to be obedient. Avoid anger and fear. Seek love. ...Read more

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I paid 49 dollars this morning for question-does stage4 cirrhosis cause portal lymph nodes to swell in main portal vein and pancreas and splenic hilum?

I paid 49 dollars this morning for question-does stage4 cirrhosis cause portal lymph nodes to swell in main portal vein and pancreas and splenic hilum?

Portal hypertension: and swelling is a result of impaired venous return due to cirrhosis. Lymph node swelling could be due to concurrent conditions that can effect lymph nodes. Virus? Cancer? ...Read more

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How does the peripheral nervous system connect to the centeral nervous system and vice versa?

How does the peripheral nervous system connect to the centeral nervous system and vice versa?

Through spinal nerve: Most peripheral nerves connect to the CNS via the spinal cord. Some through autonomic chains. ...Read more

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Thoughts on 1.4 cm isoechoic thyroid nodule with peripheral calcification and moderate blood flow. Also round lymph node on other side of neck?

Consult Endocrinedoc: An Endocrinologist is the best doctor to guide you in this matter. This thyroid nodule needs close follow up and will likely require a FNAC(needle biopsy) to confirm the diagnosis. But you have sometime to find the right doctor. Such nodules are slow to change, so a follow up evaluation in 6 mo may be another alternative which I am sure your present doctor would have offered as one of your choices ...Read more

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Is hashmotos reversible? Or does the immune system attack other organs after the thyroid can't the immune system be calmed down

Is hashmotos reversible? Or does the immune system attack other organs after the thyroid can't the immune system be calmed down

Hashimoto's: Not generally reversible. Usually progresses to destruction of the thyroid gland so that thyroid hormone replacement is required. Antibodies in Hashimotos are specific to the thyroid, so limited in that sense. There are some who develop other autoimmune diseases but those diseases are generally considered separately. ...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