Lymphatic organs 3 major organs are tonsils thymus

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Unformatted text preview: vessels (trunks) merge to form lymphatic ducts that drain into venous system 3. Lymphatic organs – 3 major organs are tonsils, thymus and spleen; scattered aggregations of lymphocytes in digestive and respiratory systems (MALT  ­ mucous associated lymphoid tissue) Lymph nodes (LN): bean shaped, mm ­cm size, receive afferent lymphatic vessels to filter lymph • At hillum (concave border), 1 ­2 efferent lymphatic vessels emerge • Each node is surrounded by a capsule and has sinuses that extend into the medulla of node, carrying lymph from afferent v...
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