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lymphs and stuff 1
The tissue fluid that drains from surrounding tissues into the lymphatic vessels
What is the main function of lymph
helps remove cell waste
Describe the sequence that the lymphatic drainage goes through
lymphatic capillaries to lymphatic vessels to lymphatic ducts
follows veins, flow into larger vessels called lymphatic ducts
lymphatic ducts drain into the__________at the___________veins
Where is the upper right quadrant of the body draind into? Where is the rest of the body drained into?
bean shaped bodies grouped around lymph vessels
These filter toxic products from the lymph so it won't enter the blood stream
Can lymph nodes usually be palpated?
not if they are healthy
What are 2 types of lymph nodes?
primary and secondary
why are there primary and secondary lymph nodes?
because sometimes lymph is filtered twice
lymph nodes are surrounded by a_____________capsule
What type of cells are lymph nodes full of?
cells that filter out the toxins in the lymph
large masses of lymphocytes that do not have the connective tissue capsule
What are 3 types of tonsils?
of the 3 types of tonsils, which can not be seen clinically?
What are 2 clinical considerations of lymph?
enlargement of lymph nodes or tonsils because there are more lymphocytes in the area to fight infection, can become palpable and tender
What clinical consideration of lymph is often a sign of AIDS?
the lymph vessels are a common way for________to spread
what type of cancer is an especially big risk for spreading through lymph?