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The lymphoid system is a collection of __________________ which is distributed throughout the body
cells, tissues and organs
Functions of Lymphatic system:
1) defense mech. that protects against invasion by foreign substances (immunoserveillance)
2) returns extracellular fluid to circulartory system
3) Transport nutrients, waster and hormones in circulatory system
The lymphoid system is also called the ________ _________.
high pressure in blood capillaries forces water and solutes into the __________________ ______.
Lymph capillaries are composed of overlapping endothelium without a basement membrane. Overlapping cells form _________ _______.
Lymph capillaries absorb interstitial fluid (lymph) and cells (from diapedesis) in the
The lymph fluid and cells are transported through __________ ___________ to re-enter the circulatory system.
Lipid absorbed in the small intestine by specialized lymph vessels