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1

What are the 4 components of the lymphatic system?

lymph (fluid portion)
lymphatic vessels
lymphatic tissues
lymphatic organs

2

What are the 3 functions of the lymphatic system?

-collects excess fluid
-transports lipids and lipid soluble vitamins
-protects against pathogens

3

Explain the function of the lymphatic system that collects excess fluid....

collects excess fluid and small proteins from the interstitial space and returns them to the cardiovascular system circulation

4

Where does the excess fluid and small proteins from the interstitial space get returned to?

the cardiovascular system circulation

5

The lymphatic system transports lipids and lipid soluble vitamins (D, A, K, E) from and to?

from the digestive tract to the blood

6

What does the lymphatic system transport?

lipids and lipid soluble vitamins

7

What does the lymphatic system protect against?

pathogens

8

The lymphatic system protects against pathogens by facilitating what?

the immune response via B and T lymphocytes