Diseases and disorders - lymphatic system

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what is Oedema/ water retention?

swelling due to excessive fluid in the tissue spaces and serous cavities


What is Lymphoedema?

Oedema associated with an obstruction in the lymphatic vessel


Hodgkin's Lymphoma is ?

Cancer of the Lymphatic tissue


Cellulite is ?

lumpy deposits of body fat especially on women's thighs


Infectious mononucleosis ( glandular fever) is ?

an acute disease characterised by fever and swollen lymph nodes and abnormal increase in mononulear leucocytes or monocytes in the blood stream. not highly contagious


Lymphadenitis is ?

The inflammation of lymph nodes


non - hodgkin's Lymphoma is ?

A type of lymphoma , a cancer in the lymphatic system, causes the cells in the lymphatic system to abnormally reproduce, eventually causing tumours to grow.


Hashimoto's thyroiditis is ?

is an autoimmune disease where the body's own T-cells attack cells of the thyroid.


lymphoma is ?

is a type of cancer that originate in the lymphocytes of the immune system. they often originate in the lymph nodes, presenting as an enlargement of the lymph node, ( a tumour)


Systemic Lupus erthematosus Is ?

an inflammatory disease of connective tissue with variable features including fever, weakness , joint pains and skin lesions on the face, neck and arms.


Interrelationship is what?

Lymphatic system is linked to the circulatory system,

transports excessive waste and toxins which the circulatory system cannot cope with, away from the cells and tissues, also works to strengthen the body's immune system

Digestive system, lymphatic vessels in the small intestine, help with the absorption of fats during digestion

There are then transported around the body in the circulatory system and distributed to cells to be used as energy

Muscular. lactic acid is formed when over used muscles or from tension and general fatigue in the muscular system is drained away by the lymphatic system.


The Lymphatic system does what?

provides a channel for transporting excess tissue fluid away from tissues and back to the blood circulation

collects and transport lymph from tissue cells

nodes filter lymph of harmful materials before returning it to the blood for circulation

produces new lymphocytes

produces antibodies

lymphatic capillaries in the lining of the small intestine assist in the absorption of fat droplets