By: Ryan Briegel and Dylan Porras

Function, Organs Related, And Systems Working With Other Systems

Function of the Lymphatic System

One of the main functions of the Lymphatic System are to collect and return the fluid in spaces between the tissue, including plasma protein to the blood, and this helps to maintain fluid balance. Another main function of the Lymphatic System is using lymphocytes to protect the body against disease.


The Lymphatic System has many organs working with it. “The lymphatic system includes a system of lymphatic capillaries, vessels, nodes, and ducts that collects and transports lymph, which is a clear to slightly yellowish fluid, similar to the plasma in blood.” ( These organs work with the Lymphatic System to make the System work properly.

Lymphatic System works with other systems

The Lymphatic System helps the immune system by destroying pathogens and filtering waste so that the so that the lymph can be safely returned to the circulatory system. The Lymphatic System also works with the Circulatory System to deliver nutrients, oxygen, and hormones from the blood to the cells that make up the tissues of the body. These systems work together to keep your body running and alive.

Medical Advances

Medical Advances

There have been many medical advances to solve different types of lymphatic disease. There are treatments such as "chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, or a combination of those modalities" ( there are also medications that target the disease. Sometimes to see why the lymphs are being enlarged a biopsy is needed to see if the patient has cancer or an infection. The patient can decide to take the medication or choose a treatment that helps get rid of the disease.
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