Lymphatic System

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jhermanson
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Lymphatic System
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2010-04-13 02:24:05
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Anatomy
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  1. The lymphoid system is a collection of __________________ which is distributed throughout the body
    cells, tissues and organs
  2. 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
  3. The lymphoid system is also called the ________ _________.
    immune system
  4. high pressure in blood capillaries forces water and solutes into the __________________ ______.
    interstitial/extracellular space
  5. Lymph capillaries are composed of overlapping endothelium without a basement membrane. Overlapping cells form _________ _______.
    One-way valves
  6. Lymph capillaries absorb interstitial fluid (lymph) and cells (from diapedesis) in the
    intersitial space
  7. The lymph fluid and cells are transported through __________ ___________ to re-enter the circulatory system.
    lymph vessels
  8. Lipid absorbed in the small intestine by specialized lymph vessels
    Lacteals

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