The Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic System - The Lymphatic System Functions of...

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The Lymphatic System Functions of Lymphatic System : - Draining excess interstitial fluid : lymphatic vessels drain excess fluid from tissue spaces & return it to the blood - Transporting dietary lipids vitamins (A,D,E & K) absorbed by GI tract to the blood - Carrying out immune responses : lymphatic tissue initiates specific immune responses to microbes or abnormal cells Lymphatic Vessels (Lymphatics): system of drainage vessels that collects excess protein-containing interstitial fluid (fluid between cells) & returns it to blood - used to return fluid escaped from blood into tissue spaces back to blood - lymph is interstitial fluid that has entered lymphatic vessels - form one-way system; blood flows toward heart - Lymph capillaries: occur almost everywhere blood capillaries occur (except bones o the edges of endothelial cells in walls of lymph capillaries loosely overlap
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