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Lymphatic system

Lymphatic system
04 November 2016 — 08:55

LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

What the lymphatic system is

The lymphatic system is a system of thin tubes and lymph nodes that run throughout the body. These tubes are called lymph vessels or lymphatic vessels. The lymph system determines the immune system of the body. It plays a role in fighting bacteria and viruses, and destroys old or abnormal cells, such as cancer cells.

The lymphatic vessels.

The lymph vessels are tubes spread through all parts of the body like the arteries and veins. The lymphatic system tubes carry a colourless liquid called lymph.

How it works — lymph direction.

As the blood circulates around the body, fluid leaks out from the blood vessels into the body tissues. This fluid carries gases and nutrients to the cells and bathes the body tissues to form tissue fluid.

The fluid then collects waste products including debris of bacteria, viruses, damaged and abnormal cells. It also collects any cancer cells if these are present. This fluid then drains into the lymph vessels.

How it works — filtration.

Lymphatic capillaries flow fluids with proteins, bacteria and viruses. If bacteria and viruses, or even cancer cells, can enter the lymphatic system, then they should be able to travel through the body.

However, this fluid flows through the lymph vessels into the lymph glands or lymph nodes which play the role of filter out any bacteria and damaged cells. Being filtered from these harmful substances in lymph glands, the lymph moves into larger lymphatic vessels that join up. These reach a very large lymph vessel at the base of the neck called the thoracic duct. The thoracic duct then empties the filtered lymph back into the blood circulation.

How it works — fighting against infection

Lymph contains a type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are soldiers of our body which fight infection and destroy damaged or abnormal cells.

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