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What are the seven parts of the lymphatic system?

a vascular system; lymph; lymph nodes; lymph nodes; thymus gland; spleen; tonsils; Peyer's patches

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What is the purpose of the lymphatic system?

drains fluids, carries nutrients, hormones, oxygen, and fats; and fights infection

3

What are the three vessels of the vascular system in order of smallest to largest and from movement throughout?

lymphatic capillaries, lymphatics, and the right and left lymph ducts

4

What does the right lymph duct drain?

drains the right side of the head, neck, and chest and the right arm

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What is the purpose of lymph nodes?

act as filtration devices for lymph and contain great concentrations of phagocytes

6

Define lymphadenopathy

swollen lymph nodes due to huge concentration of bacteria

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What are the 4 principles clusters of nodes?

cervical, submandubular, axillary, and inguinal

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What is the purpose of the thymus gland?

secretes thymosin

9

What is the purpose of thymosin?

stimulates red bone marrow to produce T cells

10

What is the purpose of the spleen?

stores blood and contains many phagocytes

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What is the purpose of tonsils?

filters bacteria and are made of lymphatic tissue

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What are the three pairs of tonsils?

palatine tonsils (tonsils), pharyngeal tonsils (adenoids), and lingual tonsils

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Where are the palatine tonsils located?

back of the oropharynx

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Where are the pharyngeal tonsils located?

in the nasopharynx

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Where are the lingual tonsils located?

near the base of the tongue

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What is the purpose of the Peyer's patches?

lymphatic filters

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Where are the Peyer's patches located?

in the small intestine

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What drains fluids, carries nutrients, hormones, oxygen, and fats; and fights infection?

lymphatic system

19

What drains the right side of the head, neck, and chest and the right arm?

right lymph duct

20

What act as filtration devices for lymph and contain great concentrations of phagocytes?

lymph nodes

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What is swollen lymph nodes due to huge concentration of bacteria?

lymphadenopathy

22

What secretes thymosin?

thymus gland

23

What stimulates red bone marrow to produce T cells?

thymosin

24

What stores blood and contains many phagocytes?

spleen

25

What filters bacteria and are made of lymphatic tissue?

tonsils

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