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Flashcards in Lymphatic System Deck (19):
1

What is the function of the lymphatic system?

returns leaked fluids to blood

2

What are the organs involved in lymphatic system?

lymphatic vessels, lymph, and lymph nodes

3

Collect excess tissue fluid and leaked plasma proteins

lymphatic vessels

4

Fluid contained in lymphatic vessels

lymph

5

T or F. Lymphatic system in a two-way system

False. One way, lymph flows only toward the heart

6

From the capillaries to the heart, list the order of events

Lymphatic capillaries -> collecting lymphatic vessels -> lymphatic trunks -> lymphatic ducts-> venous circulation

7

Specialized lymphatic capillaries that transport absorbed fat from small intestine to blood

lacteals

8

Formed by union of largest collecting vessels, empty into lymphatic ducts

lymphatic trunks

9

R or L lymphatic duct. Lymph from right upper limb and right side of head and thorax

Right

10

R or L lymphatic duct. Lymph from rest of body

Left

11

How does lymph transport?

muscular and respiratory pumps, valves, pulsations of nearby arteries, rhythmic contraction of smooth muscles

12

Localized edema caused by anything that prevents return of lymph to blood

lymphedema

13

blockage of lymphatic drainage by parasitic worms

Elephantiasis

14

Three functions of lymphatic vessels

Return excess tissue fluid to bloodstream
Return leaked proteins to blood
Transport absorbed fat from small intestine to blood

15

What are lymphoid tissues composed of?

reticular connective tissues

16

Where are the 3 large large clusters of lymph nodes located?

cervical, axillary and inguinal

17

Which organ(s) filter lymph?

lymph nodes

18

Immune function in spleen

white pulp

19

Blood-cleansing function in spleen

red pulp