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Lungs
site of O2 and CO2 exchange
storage unti for blood along w/ filtering
Kidneys
filters and removes waste products from the blood (urine)
Produces erythropoietin which stimulates RBC production
Liver
produces clotting factors
breaks down Hgb from old RBC's and eliminates waste products via billary system
Skin
regulates body's temp
Spleen
lymphocyte processing
stores an emergency reserve of RBC
Destroys aged and abnormal RBC's
site of xtra medullary production of RBC and WBC in time of need
removes HJ bodies, nuclei and other structures from RBC
Bone Marrow
Active red marrrow found in flat bones of adults
Thymus
only functioning in sexually immature animals
initial site of T cell processing, dev, and maturation
Lymphatic system
lymphocyte processing, dev and maturation
Reticulpendothelial System
Spleen, liver bone marrow, lymph nodes
destroys RBC and converts HGb to iron, globin, and free bilirubin