Lymphatic System

Also known as the Immune System!

Composed of (organs)...

~ Spleen

~ Thymus

~ Lymph nodes

~ Tonsils

~ Lymph

~ Lymph vessels


~ Helps protect the body against infection

~ Collects and removes waste from cells

~ Returns to the blood supply fluid and proteins that have moved out of the blood vessels.

~ Transports lipids from the small intestine to the blood stream.

~ Houses lymphocytes that defend the body against invasion by microbes, foreign cells, toxins, and cancer cells


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