Human Body Systems II

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Lymph

The fluid that is collected by the lymphatic vessels and nodes

Lymphocytes

A type of white blood cell that helps your body fight pathogens (infectious organisms)

Lymph Nodes

Small lymphatic organs that filter lymph and are found along the lymphatic vessels throughout the body

Thymus

The gland that produces "T" cells (which surround and destroy pathogens) that are ready to fight infection

Spleen

Lymphatic organ that that produces lymphocytes

Tonsils

Lymphatic tissue in the nasal cavity and at the back of the mouth that trap pathogens that enter the throat

Respiration

The process by which a body gets and uses oxygen and releases carbon dioxide and water by inhaling and exhaling

Pharynx

The passage from the mouth to the larynx and esophagus

Larynx

The area of the throat that contains the vocal cords and produces vocal sounds

Trachea

The tube that connects the larynx to the lungs

Bronchi

One of the two tubes that connect the lungs with the trachea

Alveoli

The tiny air sacs in the lungs where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged

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