BIO 115 Lymphatics and immunity

BIO 115 Lymphatics and immunity - XXII. Lymphatics...

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Unformatted text preview: XXII. Lymphatics Components: Lymph Lymphatic Tissues Lymphatic vessels XXII. Lymphatics A. General Characteristics Function Drainage- Drains tissue spaces from excess fluid Transportation- Lipids & hormones Protection- Main system producing, distributing, & maintaining lymphocytes (immune response) Major lymphatic vessels Thoracic Right Duct Lymphatic Duct Left Right Subclavian vein Subclavian vein XXII. Lymphatics E. Lymphatic organs 3. Spleen- Largest lymphatic organ- Contains good blood supply XXII. Lymphatics E. Lymphatic organs 3. Spleen- Largest lymphatic organ- Contains good blood supply Structure: Capsule Red pulp- place of RBC recycling/production, reserve of platelets Structure: Capsule Hilus Red pulp- place of RBC recycling/production, reserve of platelets White pulp- place of immune response Immunity A. General characteristics- Microbes are everywhere Immunity A. General characteristics- Microbes are everywhere- Body is GOOD breeding ground 1...
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course BIO 115 taught by Professor Chen during the Fall '09 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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