The lymphatic System

By Amber C. & Wildalis A.

The Function of The Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic system helps your body fight pathogens and collects fluids that leak out of the capillaries and returns it to the blood. The Lymphatic system consists of organs like bone marrow, spleen, tonsils, lymph nodes, and lymphatic fluids. The main organ in the lymphatic system is the Thymus Gland.

Thymus Gland

The primary function of the thymus gland is is to promote the development of specific cells of the immune system called T-lymphocytes. The T-lymphocytes help fight off infection due to pathogens.
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Other Organs in the Lymphatic System

Bone Marrow: this produces lymphocytes that help fight infections.

Spleen: produces lymphocytes & removes defective red blood cells.

Tonsils: traps pathogens that enter the throat.

Lymph Nodes: Stores lymphocytes that fight infections & remove pathogens from the lymphatic fluid.

Lymphatic Fluid: Transports lymphocytes throughout the body.

How the Lymphatic System Works with Others

The Lymphatic system also works with the skeletal system, and the cardiovascular system. Both the lymphatic system and the skeletal system work together by protecting the entire body. The cardiovascular system and the lymphatic system interact by removing the fatty acids in the body. The lymph system transports the extra fat that did not get absorbed by the intestines from the digestive system, into the circulatory system.
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