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1

what is the function of the lymphatic system

circulate body fluids and protect the body from disease

2

what are the three parts of the lymphatic system

lymph, lymphatic tissues, lymphatic organs

3

the lymph contains

interstitial fluid, similar to plasma but with less proteins

4

where does lymph go

pass through tissue before going to the bloodstream

5

where does lymphatic vessels begin

lymphatic capillaries to lymph nodes and eventually through lymphatic ducts

6

what are the two lymphatic ducts

right lymphatic and thoracic duct

7

the right lymphatic duct received lymph from

right lymphatic duct

8

the thoracic duct recieves lymph from

thoracic duct

9

what is the dilation at the beginning of the thoracic duct

cisterna chyli

10

where does the lymphatic duct drain lymph to

venous system through right and left subclavian veins

11

this is the junction between internal jugular and subclavian veins

brachiocephalic vein

12

name the lymphatic organs

thumus, spleen, nodes, tonsil

13

what defines a lymphatic organs

a capsule of extra connective tissue surrounding the lymphatic tissue

14

where is the thymus gland

superior to heart

15

what occurs in thymus gland

T cell (type of lympocyte) maturation

16

where is the spleen located

upper left side of abdominal cavity

17

what is found in the spleen

lymphocytes and macrophages

18

what is the function of the spleen

remove dead, defective blood cells and stores platelets, do same thing as liver

19

what is found in the lymph nodes

macrophages and lymphocytes

20

what do lymph nodes do

filter lymph

21

what regions can you find the most lymph

cervical, axillary, inguinal, abdominal and thoracic cavity

22

what do tonsils do

create an immune response for substanced that are inhaled or ingested

23

what are the types of tonsils

phargngeal tonsil, palatine, and lingul

24

what is another name for phargngeal tonsils

adenoid tonsils