Health Psychology: An Introduction to Behavior and Health: Understanding Stress and Disease Flashcards


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Lymphatic System

immune system spread across the body

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Lymph

consists of tissue components of blood other than red cells and platelets

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Lymph Node

round or oval capsules spaced throughout the lymphatic system that can help clean lymph of cellular debris, bacteria, and even dust that has entered the body

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Thymus

secretes a hormone called thymosin which seems to be involved in the maturation and differentiation of the T-cells. it is the largest during infancy then atrophies during adulthood

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Tyoes of leukocytes

- Granulocytes

- Macrophages

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Cytokines

chemical messengers secreted by cells in the immune system