The Lymphatic System

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Author:
rloong
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305505
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The Lymphatic System
Updated:
2015-07-21 23:24:45
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Human anatomy
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Anatomy
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BIO125
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  1. Lymphatic Vessels
    function to collect this excess tissue fluid from the loose connective tissue around blood capillaries and return it to the bloodstream
  2. Lymph
    once inside the lymphatic vessels, this fluid is called "  "
  3. Edema
    any blockage of the lymphatic vessels causes the affected body region to swell with excess tissue fluid
  4. Lymphatic Capillaries
    the highly permeable vessels that collect the excess tissue fluid, are located near blood capillaries in the loose areolar connective tissue

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