lymphatic system


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lymphatic system

n.
The interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body.

lymphatic system

n
(Anatomy) an extensive network of capillary vessels that transports the interstitial fluid of the body as lymph to the venous blood circulation

lymphat′ic sys`tem


n.
the system of glands, tissues, and passages involved in generating lymphocytes and circulating them through the body in the medium of lymph: includes the lymph vessels, lymph nodes, thymus, and spleen.
[1820–30]

lym·phat·ic system

(lĭm-făt′ĭk)
A network of vessels, tissues, and organs in vertebrate animals that helps the body regulate fluid balance and fight against disease. The vessels of the lymphatic system drain excess fluid (called lymph) from the tissues and return it to the circulating blood. Lymphocytes circulate throughout the lymphatic system.

lymphatic system

A network of vessels that return lymph from body tissues to blood and filter out harmful particles on the way.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lymphatic system - the interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the bodylymphatic system - the interconnected system of spaces and vessels between body tissues and organs by which lymph circulates throughout the body
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue - tissue making up the lymphatic system
spleen, lien - a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses
thoracic duct - the major duct of the lymphatic system
lymph vessel, lymphatic vessel - a vascular duct that carries lymph which is eventually added to the venous blood circulation
lymph cell, lymphocyte - an agranulocytic leukocyte that normally makes up a quarter of the white blood cell count but increases in the presence of infection
vascular system - the vessels and tissue that carry or circulate fluids such as blood or lymph or sap through the body of an animal or plant
Translations
lymfatický systém
Lymphsystem
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Blood vessels deliver white blood cells to an organ, and the lymphatic system removes the cells and recirculates them through the body.
Blood vessels deliver white blood cells to an organ and the lymphatic system removes the cells and recirculates them through the body.
The Glyph technology is aimed at harnessing the biology of the lymphatic system to develop novel therapeutics, including those that selectively target certain lymph nodes.
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It is very important to keep these fluids relocating properly to make sure that oxygen and other nutrients reach the cells with the circulatory system and for the wastes to be carried away from the tissues through the lymphatic system.
Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system (part of the immune system) in which cells in the lymphatic system grow abnormally and may spread beyond the lymphatic system.
She and her team revealed how the lymphatic system develops in the embryo and for the first time managed to grow lymphatic cells in the lab.
The lymphatic system is quite difficult to get your mind around because it is distributed around the whole body with no real shape.
Any fluid not removed by the lymphatic system from the interstitial spaces leads to oedema.
Summary: Lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system.
So they get taken up by the lymphatic system, which in turn takes them into the blood vessels.