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Lymph
the clear fluid that fills the spaces around body cells
-named after Roman Deity of fresh water, Lympha
Interstitial Space
fluid filled areas that surround cells of a given tissue; also know as tissue space
Permeable
the ease w/ which molecules cross biological membranes
Minivalves
Loosely joined endothelium, serves as one way "gates" or "flaps"
Lymphedema
Localized swelling of the body caused by abnormal accumulation of lymph
Lymphangitis
An infection of the lymph vessels (channels). It is a complication of some bacterial infections
Ascites
Abnormal accumulation of fluid within the abdomen
-big bellies
Muscle-motion pumps
Skeletal muscle contract to force fluid through the lymph vessels
Sepsis
The presence of bacteria (bacteremia), other infectious organisms, or toxins created by infectious organisms in the bloodstream w/ the spread throughout the body
Filtration
passive process of moving material through cell membrane
Afferent Vessel
Lymph enters through the afferent vessels
Efferent Vessel
Lymph exits through afferent vessels
Reticular connective tissue
Type of connective tissue w/ a network of reticular fibers
Hilum
Hilum of lymph node, the portion of a lymph node where the efferent vessels exit.
Cortex
Outer region of lymph node, serves as storage site for B & T lymphocytes