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Click to edit Master subtitle style The Lymphatic System Lecture outline 1. Discuss the organization of the lymphatic system, including the vessels, principal lymph nodes, thymus, and spleen 2. Explain the relationship between the lymphatic and circulatory systems, and the role of lymphoid tissue structures and lymphocytes in the body’s defense Accessory to cardiovascular system & there are two drainage systems
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Overview of the Lymphatic System Lymphatic vessels convey fluid from the periphery to the veins. The fluid, lymph (=clear spring water), is what seeps out of the blood at the peripheral capillaries. Composition is similar to plasma Lymphatic organs or tissues ("glands") are filtering areas and places of lymphocyte maturation and competency. VESSELS FLUID Lymph ORGANS Nodes
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Major Functions of Lymphatic System Filtration of lymph Return of seeped fluid to CVS “Education” and production of immune system lymphocytes Transport of digested lipids from small intestinal lacteals
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2008 for the course KINS 2532 taught by Professor Sturges during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Southern University .

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