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1

Overview of the ____________________ System
A. Importance of the lymphatic system
1. Role in maintaining __________ balance

lymphatic sytem
fluid

2

Returns excess ______________________ fluid to blood

interstitial

3

Returns __________________ to blood that accidentally leak from capillaries
1) Essential to maintain _____________ osmotic pressure in blood
2) If not returned, ____________ and death will result

protein
colloidal
edema

4

Returns __________ and other substances to blood

fats

5

Plays role in __________________

immunity

6

Structure of lymphatic system
a. ___________
b. ___________________________
c. ________________________
d. Lymphatic _______________

lymph
lymph vessel
lymph nodes
organs