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Flashcards in Lymphatic System Deck (17):
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Lymph Nodes

Filters the lymph

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Lymph nodes location

Embedded in connective tissue

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Spleen

Filters blood, recycles old RBCs

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Sleep location

Upper left abdomen

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Thymus

Develops T lymphocytes

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Thymus location

Behind sternum and in front of heart

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Bone marrow

Generates blood cells (red)

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Innate immunity

defenses against infection that can be activated immediately once a pathogen attacks
Contains fat (yellow)

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Acquired immunity

immunity that develops after exposure to a suitable agent (as by an attack of a disease or by injection of antigens)

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Macrophage

A macrophage is a type of phagocyte, which is a cell responsible for detecting, engulfing and destroying pathogens

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Macrophage origin

Stem cells in bone marrow

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B-cells


Produces antibodies that inactivate antigen and tag antigens for destruction

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B cells origin

Red bone marrow

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T cells


Attack infected cells and tumor cells. Help activate B cells and other T cells

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T cells origin

Red bone marrow

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NK cells


Can react and destroy other cells without prior sensitization

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NK cells origin

bone marrow