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1

the lymphatic system is comprised of

lymph
white blood cells
lymph vessels
spleen
lymph nodes
tonsils
thymus gland

2

the network of the lymphatic system is found where

throughout the entire body

3

lymph nodes are what shape

round, oval or bean

4

where are lymph nodes found

along the course of the lymph vessels

5

what is function of lymph nodes

filter the lymph

6

will all lymph pass through a node

yes. at least one

7

the lymph vessels converge where

toward right/left subclavian vein

8

vessels from the right limb, right side of the head/neck enter the

right subclavian vein

9

vessels from the left side of the body enter the

thoracic duct

10

thoracic duct ends by entering the

left subclavian vein

11

cisterna chyli is a

holding tank that contains fluid from the lymph vessels

12

where does the liquid in the cisterna chyli come from

digestive tract
lower limbs
abdomen

13

the right lymphatic duct is smaller and shorter than the

thoracic duct

14

right lymphatic duct opens into

right subclavian vein

15

functions of the lymphatic system

fluid balance
fat absorption
defense

16

fluid passes from the _______ of capillaries into the _______ and back to the _______

interstitial spaces
lymph system
blood

17

when fluid balance isn't working this results

edema

18

long-term edema results in

tissue damage

19

the lymphatic system absorbs fat from the

GI tract

20

where is fat absorbed

lacteals

21

where are lacteals located

lining of the GI tract

22

fat passes through the _______ and enters the _______

lacteals
venous system

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when fat and lymph mix it is called

chyle

24

how does lymphatic system defend body

lymph filters microorganisms & foreign bodies
wbcs kill invading microbes

25

lymph organs are comprised of

lymphatic tissue

26

lymphatic tissue is made of

lymphocytes
macrophages
dendrites cells
reticular cells

27

where do lymphocytes originate

red bone marrow

28

where is diffuse lymphatic tissue found

deep mucous membranes
lymph nodes
spleen

29

_______ are dense arrangements of lymph tissue organized into compact structures

lymph nodes

30

where are lymph nodes found

loose connective tissue of the:
GI tract
urinary system
respiratory system