The lymphatic system consists of approximately 700 lymph nodes and lymph vessels of different sizes, which serve only for lymph drainage. They are li

Role of lymphatic system

The lymphatic system consists of approximately 700 lymph nodes and lymph vessels of different sizes, which serve only for lymph drainage. They are like the drainage system that removes the excess of intercellular fluid.

The main function of the lymphatic system: the transfer of fat throughout the body; maintenance of homeostasis (constancy of the composition of blood and interstitial fluid); the removal of foreign particles from the body.

Lymphatic capillaries permeate all parts of the body, being the basis of the lymphatic system. Lymph, that gathers in them, gradually enters the main (thoracic) lymph ducts, where flows into the inferior vena cava. Taken from http://worldofschool.org

Lymph nodes interrupt lymph flow in the lymphatic vessels in certain parts of the body. Each of them passes the lymph through itself from a specific area of the body, filtering viruses, bacteria, cancer cells — i.e. carries out a cleaning function. Lymph nodes may become inflamed; it is manifested by its increase and soreness.

If the lymph nodes get enlarged, immediately contact a doctor!



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