Lymphatic system PDF Notes HAP

Download Lymphatic system PDF Notes HAP For Pharmacy students.

The Lymphatic System
· network of tissues, organs and vessels that help to maintain the body’s fluid balance & protect it from pathogens
· lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, spleen, thymus,tonsils, etc
· without it neither the circulatory system nor the immune system would function
· can be thought of as an accessory to the circulatory system
· it helps the circulatory system to do its job · the two systems are directly connected together · it consists of fluid derived from plasma =lymph and
white blood cells (esp. lymphocytes and macrophages (monocytes))
· the lymph travels in only one direction

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