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TOPIC: Lymphatic Organs A. Spleen: Describe the anatomy of the spleen, including its location. What substance does the spleen filter?

TOPIC:  Lymphatic Organs

A. Spleen:  Describe the anatomy of the spleen, including its location.  What substance does the spleen filter? Describe 2 functions of the spleen.

B.  Thymus:  Describe the anatomy of the thymus, including its location.  The thymus is also an organ of the Endocrine system - explain why.  Describe the major functions of the thymus. At about what age does the thymus reach its maximum size?  Would you expect to find a thymus in an 80 year old patient? Why or why not?

C. Tonsils:  Name the 3 pairs of tonsils and describe the location of each.  Describe the functions of the tonsils.

D.  Which of the lymphatic organ(s) listed above is/are NOT required for life?  Justify your answer.

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