Lymphatic System Flashcards


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Functions of Lymphatic System

Drains excess interstitial fluid
Transports dietary lipids
Carries out immune responses

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Lymphatic Vessels

Lymph capillaries
Lymphatic vessels
Lymph trunks
Lymphatic ducts

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Lymphatic Capillaries

Very permeable
minivalves
Lacteals

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minivalves

anchored by collagen filaments, preventing collapse of capillaries

open when excess interstitial fluid accumulates and causes tissue swelling

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Lacteals

specialized lymph capillaries

carry dietary lipids

aka chyle

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Lymph Trunks

Lumbar, intestinal, bronchomediastinal, subclavian, jugular