• Human Anatomy

    The Lymphatic System & Diseases

    The lymphoid system is a part of circulatory system and immune system. It is a network of tissue and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The cells of the body are bathed in interstitial (tissue) fluid, which leaks constantly out of the bloodstream through the permeable walls of blood capillaries. Hence the fluid is very similar in composition to blood plasma. Some tissue fluid returns through capillaries end (capillaries venous end) and reminder diffuse through the more permeable walls of the lymph capillaries, forming lymph. (Fig-01 A. Major parts of the lymphatic system. B. Regional drainage of lymph). Tissue drainage Around 21 liters…

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