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the lymphatic system
very important in maintaining fluid balance and helps in immunity within the body
clear, yellow, watery fluid found in the lymph vessels. similar to plasma but without many large proteins. it does not have red blood cells or platelets but does contain lymphocytes.
lymph, lymph nodes, lymph vessels, and organs that contain lymph tissue
the lymphatic system is composed of..
right lymphatic duct and thoracic duct
the lymph system will eventually drain into two large main vessels known as..
these function as filters to remove bacteria and other foreign bodies including malignant cells
right lymphatic duct
the smaller of the two main vessels, about a 1/2 inch long and drains lymph from the upper right side of body
right lymphatic duct
drains lymph from the head, neck, right side of chest, and entire right upper extremity
right subclavian vein
this returns lymph to the cardiovascular system by way of the right subclavian vein
thoracic duct or left lymphatic duct
this is much longer than the other main vessel, 15-18 inches long, receives lymph from the left side of the head, neck, chst, left upper extremity and the entire body below the ribs
left lymphatic duct
this returns lymph into the cardiovascular system by way of the left subclavian vein
small ducts that convey lymph and dietary lipids (fats) from the villi of the small intestines to the cisterna chyli
finger like projections found along the mucosal walls of the small intestines, they increase the absorption area
aggregations (groups) of lymph nodes located along the entire length of the small intestines
masses of lymphatic tissue embedded in the mucous membrance within the oral cavity and nasopharynx
situated in hthe left hypochondriac region between the stomach and the diaphragm lateral to the liver
how much blood does the spleen store (if needed in an emergency it contracts forcing blood into circulation)
bi-lobed lymphatic organ located in the upper anterior part of the thoracic cavity, produces lymphocytes
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