Figure is auditoryeustachian tube that links

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Unformatted text preview: Function: remove old and damaged red blood cells from circulation Tonsils: sit at entrance to respiratory and digestive systems (major inlets for bacteria) • Pharyngeal (ceiling of nasopharynx), palatine (either side of oropharynx) and lingual (posterior 1/3 tongue) tonsils • Function – produce antibodies; defend against bacteria • Opening in figure is auditory/eustachian tube that links nasopharynx to middle ear (balances air pressure) o Infection to pharyngeal tonsils can access middle ear through auditory tube Lymphatic Drainage – complete diagram on pg. 2 Cisterna Chyli: large lymphatic sac, anterior to upper lumbar vertebrae that forms when intestinal and lumbar trunks merge; receives most trunks Thoracic duct: largest duct that ends by draining into the junction of the L internal jugular and L subclavian veins • Prior to draining, r...
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