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Similarities between lymph and interstitial fluid (IF)

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both are clear watery extracellular fluid (ECF) which
resemble blood plasma in composition


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So Lymphatic vessels are almost alike to blood vessels but what is the difference? 

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There is Lymph moving in the vessels rather than blood 

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What is the Lymphatic system? 

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system of vessels , cells & organs
that delivers lymph to the general circulation excess fluids to
blood, filters pathogens from blood.

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What is the immune system? 

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complex group of cells & organs that
destroys/neutralizes pathogens that may cause disease or
death

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Out of the ____ of plasma filtered into interstitial space, _____ is reabsorbed back into capillaries and ________ returns as lymph via lymphatic system.

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20 L/day


17 L


3L 

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What in the intestines help to absorb the nutrients and fluids in the digestive tract? 

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absorptive cells 

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What is in the middle of the villi in the lymphatic vessel within a system of capillaries (arterial capillary beds leading to the venous and then back towards the heart)? 

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Lacteal 

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What is a lacteal? 

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lymphatic vessels that are found in the digestive tract 

they help to transport larger items (fat-soluble such as dietary lipids, large proteins, and fat soluble vitamins) 

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What are the 4 main functions of the Lymphatic system? 

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1. return blood fluids to the blood stream


2. transport dietary lipids, large proteins and fat-soluble vitamins absorbed from the gut 


3. Transports cells to the immune system 


4. Contains lymph nodes which function as major staging areas for the development of critical immune responses

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What are microphages

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phagocytes (help clean up and break down pathogens, waste products, and form a part of the immune system)


 


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Explain the flow of the lymphatic system 

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1. Excess interstitial fluid enters lymphatic capillaries 


2. Fluid is collected onto increasingly larger lymphatic vessels 


3. Travels through 500-600 lymph nodes (groin, armpits, neck, chest, abdomen) 


4. Fluid empties into bloodstream by a series of lymphatic ducts at the jugular and subclavian veins  

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Difference between ;lymph and interstitial fluid (IF)

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both are clear watery extracellular fluid (ECF) which
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Q:

Similarities between lymph and interstitial fluid (IF)

A:

both are clear watery extracellular fluid (ECF) which
resemble blood plasma in composition


Q:

So Lymphatic vessels are almost alike to blood vessels but what is the difference? 

A:

There is Lymph moving in the vessels rather than blood 

Q:

What is the Lymphatic system? 

A:

system of vessels , cells & organs
that delivers lymph to the general circulation excess fluids to
blood, filters pathogens from blood.

Q:

What is the immune system? 

A:

complex group of cells & organs that
destroys/neutralizes pathogens that may cause disease or
death

Q:

Out of the ____ of plasma filtered into interstitial space, _____ is reabsorbed back into capillaries and ________ returns as lymph via lymphatic system.

A:

20 L/day


17 L


3L 

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Q:

What in the intestines help to absorb the nutrients and fluids in the digestive tract? 

A:

absorptive cells 

Q:

What is in the middle of the villi in the lymphatic vessel within a system of capillaries (arterial capillary beds leading to the venous and then back towards the heart)? 

A:

Lacteal 

Q:

What is a lacteal? 

A:

lymphatic vessels that are found in the digestive tract 

they help to transport larger items (fat-soluble such as dietary lipids, large proteins, and fat soluble vitamins) 

Q:

What are the 4 main functions of the Lymphatic system? 

A:

1. return blood fluids to the blood stream


2. transport dietary lipids, large proteins and fat-soluble vitamins absorbed from the gut 


3. Transports cells to the immune system 


4. Contains lymph nodes which function as major staging areas for the development of critical immune responses

Q:

What are microphages

A:

phagocytes (help clean up and break down pathogens, waste products, and form a part of the immune system)


 


Q:

Explain the flow of the lymphatic system 

A:

1. Excess interstitial fluid enters lymphatic capillaries 


2. Fluid is collected onto increasingly larger lymphatic vessels 


3. Travels through 500-600 lymph nodes (groin, armpits, neck, chest, abdomen) 


4. Fluid empties into bloodstream by a series of lymphatic ducts at the jugular and subclavian veins  

Q:

Difference between ;lymph and interstitial fluid (IF)

A:

both are clear watery extracellular fluid (ECF) which
resemble blood plasma in composition


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