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Known as the "other" circulatory system made up of fluid with no blood
Lymphatic System
comes out from the capillary pores that carry nutrients needed by other cells of that tissue/organ
Extracellualar Fluid
Why does Extracellular Fluid bathes the organ with glucose, electrolytes?
To promote cellular metabolism
What happens when cells finish with extracellular fluid?
They dump their waste into it
What picks up the extracellular fluid to recycle it (now called lymph)?
The Lymph System
What is also picked up, along with the lymph?
cellular debris from injury or infection (i.e. excretions from phagocytosis)
Why is lymph carried to the nearest node?
To purify the fluid like a big screen
What do multiple afferent vessels do?
bring lymph in
What do efferent vessels do?
carries fluid out
How do fluids move through the Lymph system?
By muscles milking it through
Clusters of cells that purify lymph
Lymph Node
What cells do lymph nodes house?
*Lymphocytes (B and T-Cells)
What is it called when products of inflammation/infection flow through , the node enlarges
*These will usually be hard and fixed and are usually not tender
*Cancer cells can perforate and grow into the surrounding tissue
Nodes can trap cancer