ANT 250 II Lymphatic System M2 Case

ANT 250 II Lymphatic System M2 Case - ANT 250 II Lymphatic...

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ANT 250 II Lymphatic system Lymphatic System Pamela Roberson TUI University
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ANT 250 II Lymphatic system Lymphatic System The lymphatic system is the second transport system of the body next to the cardiovascular system. It consists of a network of blind-ending tubes called lymphatic vessels and a number of associated lymphatic organs including the lymph nodes, thymus and spleen. The lymphatic system is a network of lymphatic vessels which facilitates transport of lymph, a clear, watery fluid derived from the interstitial spaces, into the bloodstream. The lymphatic system works with the cardiovascular system in the delivery of nutrients of the cells and in removal of the excess fluid from the intercellular tissue spaces and returning them to the bloodstream. Unlike the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system is a one-way network which arises from the tissues and extending to the heart (Walker, 2003). The lymphatic system also works with the immune system in providing immune defenses (Lymphnotes.com, 2007). The lymphatic system plays a vital role in maintaining the normal volume of blood. The lymphatic system plays a vital role in maintaining blood volume. Fluid from
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ANT 250 II taught by Professor Drlegg during the Winter '10 term at Trident Technical College.

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