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interstitial fluid in lymphatic vessels. Fuc: returns excess filtration from capillaries-to circulation, transports dietary lipids, filters bacteria
Immune responses, atrophys w/ age, posterior to sternum, medial to lungs and superior to heart.
scattered throughout the body (600), concentrated near mammary glands, axilla & groin. Filter lymph, trap foreign substances. Macrophages & lymphocutes destroy most foreign substances
left hypochondriac. Most damaged organ in abdominal trauma. Between stomach and diaphram. Destroys worn or defective blood cells & platelets. Stores platelets, attacks foreign substances in blood. If this is removed the red bone marrow and liver will take over.
lined w/ pseudostratified ciliated mucous membrane, dust protection, C-shaped cartilage rings keep lumen open
inherited disease that caused excess mucus production in lungs & eventually causes lung disease
sudden infand death syndrome. death of infant <12 months of age due to hypoxia while sleeping on stomach. comes from underdeveloped medulla oblongata
J-shaped enlargement of tract, serves as a mixing chamber and holding reservoir, very elastic and muscular
maintains blood glucose, lipid metabolism, excretion of bilirubin, processes drugs and other chemicals, store fat soluble vitmins, make vitiman D
finger like projections of mucosa, increase surface area for absorption, include lacteals for lipid absorption
also known as colon, where feces is made, where millions of good bacteria live. ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid, few folds, smooth
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