[Review Sheet 1] Lymph and lymphoid organs .docx - Lymph and lymphoid organs 1 How is lymph formed Lymph is formed from the absorbed fluids from cells

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Lymph and lymphoid organs 1. How is lymph formed? - Lymph is formed from the absorbed fluids from cells in capillary beds. The lymph vessels return this fluid, after undergoing filtration in lymph glands, into the subclavian veins. 2. Lymphatic vessels drain into the left and right subclavian veins. - The efferent lymph vessels in the left and lower side of the body drain into the left subclavian through the thoracic duct, while the efferent lymph vessels of the right side of the body drain into the right subclavian vein through the right lymphatic duct. Lymphoid tissues are connective tissue and include: 3. Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) located in the digestive (Peyer’s patches) - Lymphoid tissues associated with digestive system respiratory, urinary, reproductive systems. Includes tonsils and appendix. Lymphoid organs : 1. Lymph Nodes - A filter, purifies lymph before return to venous circulation - Removes: Debris, Pathogens, 99% of antigens
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