Lymphatic System Of Human
Lymphatic system

The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system like the blood circulation, comprising a network of conduits called lymphatic vessels but the lymphatic system tubes are much finer and carry a colourless liquid called lymph directionally towards the heart.

The transfer of lymph happens between tissues and the blood streamthe lymph and the nodes and vessels that transport it.

Lymph is a clear fluid that circulates around the body tissues. It contains a high number of lymphocytes (white blood cells).

The circulatory system processes an average of 20 liters of blood per day through capillary filtration which removes plasma while leaving the blood cells. Roughly 17 liters of the filtered plasma actually get reabsorbed directly into the blood vessels, while the remaining 3 liters are left behind in the interstitial fluid. The primary function of the lymph system is to provide an accessory route for these excess 3 liters per day to get returned to the blood. Lymph is essentially recycled blood plasma.

Lymphatic organs play an important part in the immune system, having a considerable overlap with the lymphoid system.
The lymphatic system does several jobs in the body.
  • Drains interstitial fluid back into the bloodstream from the tissues
  • Absorbs and transports fatty acids and fats as chyle from the digestive system
  • Transports white blood cells to and from the lymph nodes into the bones
  • Filters lymph, the lymph nodes filter the lymph fluid as it passes through.
  • Filters the blood, This is the job of the spleen. It filters the blood to take out all the old worn out red blood cells and then destroys them. They are replaced by new red blood cells that are made in the bone marrow.
  • Fights infections, tshe lymphatic system helps fight infection in many ways such by helping to make special white blood cells and having other blood cells called macrophages inside the lymph nodes which swallow up and kill any foreign particles

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