Flashcards in Function of the Lymphatic System Deck (8)
What are the 4 components of the lymphatic system?
lymph (fluid portion)
What are the 3 functions of the lymphatic system?
-collects excess fluid
-transports lipids and lipid soluble vitamins
-protects against pathogens
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
Where does the excess fluid and small proteins from the interstitial space get returned to?
the cardiovascular system circulation
The lymphatic system transports lipids and lipid soluble vitamins (D, A, K, E) from and to?
from the digestive tract to the blood
What does the lymphatic system transport?
lipids and lipid soluble vitamins
What does the lymphatic system protect against?