Flashcards in Lymphatic System Deck (19)
What is the function of the lymphatic system?
returns leaked fluids to blood
What are the organs involved in lymphatic system?
lymphatic vessels, lymph, and lymph nodes
Collect excess tissue fluid and leaked plasma proteins
Fluid contained in lymphatic vessels
T or F. Lymphatic system in a two-way system
False. One way, lymph flows only toward the heart
From the capillaries to the heart, list the order of events
Lymphatic capillaries -> collecting lymphatic vessels -> lymphatic trunks -> lymphatic ducts-> venous circulation
Specialized lymphatic capillaries that transport absorbed fat from small intestine to blood
Formed by union of largest collecting vessels, empty into lymphatic ducts
R or L lymphatic duct. Lymph from right upper limb and right side of head and thorax
R or L lymphatic duct. Lymph from rest of body
How does lymph transport?
muscular and respiratory pumps, valves, pulsations of nearby arteries, rhythmic contraction of smooth muscles
Localized edema caused by anything that prevents return of lymph to blood
blockage of lymphatic drainage by parasitic worms
Three functions of lymphatic vessels
Return excess tissue fluid to bloodstream
Return leaked proteins to blood
Transport absorbed fat from small intestine to blood
What are lymphoid tissues composed of?
reticular connective tissues
Where are the 3 large large clusters of lymph nodes located?
cervical, axillary and inguinal
Which organ(s) filter lymph?
Immune function in spleen