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head and neck structures
what is tissue fluid that drains from surrounding tissues into the lymphatic vessels
what is the purpose of the lymph?
helps remove cell waste
the lymphatic vessels follows the ____ and they flow into larger vessels called _____ _____
anywhere there is a vein there is a ____ ____
what is the super highway of the lymph
what do the lympatic ducts drain into?
venous system at the subclavian vein
where do the lymphatic ducts into the venous system at?
the ____ ____ _____ is drained by the right subclavian
upper right quadrant
what does the left subclavian drain?
all of the body except the right upper quad
the upper right quad is drained by the ____ ____ and the rest of the body is drained by the ____ ____
a lymph node is ___ shaped
lymph nodes are ____ shaped bodies grouped around ____ ___
what are lymph nodes groped around?
what is the purpose of the lymph nodes?
filter toxic products from the lymph so it won't enter the bloodstream
t/f you can usually palpate the lymph nodes during an extraoral exam
false-can't palpate unless they are swollen
lymph is first filtered ___ ____ and then filtered second in the _____ ____
lymph nodes are surrounded by a ____ ___ capsule
lymph nodes are full of ____ and they filter out toxins in the ____
what are large masses of lymphocytes that DO NOT have the connective tissue capsule
t/f tonsils have a connective tissue capsule
false-do not have ct capsule
what are three types of tonsils
which tonsils are located between the pillars in the oropharynx
what tonsils are located on the back of the tongue
what is it called when there is an enlargement of lymph nodes or tonsils because there are more lymphocytes in the area to fight infection
with lymphadenopathy the tonsils or lymph nodes can become ____ and ____
palpable and tender
they lymph vessels are a common way for what to spread?
what kind of cancer is the most common to be spread through lymph?