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primary gland of the lymphatic system, located within the mediastinum, that helps to maintain the body's immune response by producing T lymphocytes
organ between the stomach and the diaphragm that filters out aging blood cells, and provide an environment for lymphocytes to initiate immune response
vessels that receive lymph from the lymph capillaries and circulate it to the lymph nodes
specialized lymph vessels in the small intestine that absorb fat into the bloodstream (lacteus=milky)
white or pale yellow substance in lymph that contains fatty substances absorbed by the lacteals
many small, oval structures that filter lymph from the lymph vessels; major locations include the cervical, axillary, and inguinal regions
receives lymph from the left side of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, left arm, and lower extremities
a substance that, when introduced into the body, causes the formation of antibodies against it
a substance produced by the body that destroys or inactivates an antigen that has entered the body
a long-lasting immunity that results from stimulating the body to produce its own antibodies; developed either naturally, in response to an infection, or artificially, in response to the administration of a vaccine
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