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Lymphatic System Matching

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Spleen
Located in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen just below the diaphragm and behind the stomach, is the largest lymphatic organ in the body.
FUNCTIONS:
*Filtering blood
*Removes pathogens of all kinds from circulating blood
*Removes old red blood cells from circulation
*Serves as a storage reservoir for blood
Lymph Fluid
When interstitial fluid enters into the lymphatic vessels.
Edema
Accumulation of fluid within the tissue spaces, which causes swelling.
R Lymphatic Duct
A duct that empties lymph fluid into the right subclavian vein.
Phagocytosis
The process of engulfing and destroying bacteria.
Thymus
Located in the mediastinum and secretes a hormone called thymosin, which stimulates the red bone marrow to produce T Lymphocytes.
Immunologist
The health specialist whose training and experience is concentrated in immunology.
Tonsils
Pharyngeal or adenoids, palatine and lingual.
Immunity
The state of being resistant to or protected from a disease.
Lymphatic Capillaries
The smallest lymphatic vessels.
Tonsillitis
Chronic infection or inflammation of the tonsils.
Immunology
The study of the reaction of tissues of the immune system of the body to antigenic stimulation.
Tonsillectomy
Surgical removal of the tonsils.
Lymph Nodes
Also called lymph glands, which are located along the path of the collecting vessels.
Thoracic duct
A duct which empties lymph fluid into the left subclavian vein.
What R the functions of the spleen?
FUNCTIONS:
*Filtering blood
*Removes pathogens of all kinds from circulating blood
*Removes old red blood cells from circulation
*Serves as a storage reservoir for blood