Ch. 16 Lymphatic-tortora

Drainsexcessinterstitialfluid

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Unformatted text preview: unity – T lymphocytes (T cells) – B lymphocytes (B cells) Lymphatic System Function Lymphatic System Function Drains excess interstitial fluid Transport dietary lipids from gastrointestinal tract to blood Carries out immune responses Lymphatic Tissue Structure Lymphatic Tissue Structure Lymphatic System – Lymph – Lymph vessels that transport lymph – Organs/structures containing lymph tissue – Red bone marrow Lymphatic Tissue Structure Lymphatic Tissue Structure Lymph Lymphatic tissue – Interstitial fluid in a lymphatic vessel – Specialized form of reticular connective tissue that contains large #’s of lymphocytes Lymphatic Tissue Structure Lymphatic Tissue Structure Lymphatic capillaries – larger in diameter than blood capillaries – permits interstitial fluid to flow into but not out of – ends of endothelial cells that make up the wall overlap Lymphatic Tissue Structure Lymphatic Tissue Structure Lymphatic capillaries – ↑ in interstitial fluid interstitial fluid pressure endothelial cells separate fluid passes into vessel – ↑ in ly...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course BIOL 1604 taught by Professor Allen during the Spring '03 term at Tulsa Community College.

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