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Major functions of the Lymphatic & Immune systems
The removal of excess fluids from body tissues. ...
Absorption of fatty acids and subsequent transport of fat, chyle, to the circulatory system.
Production of immune cells (such as lymphocytes, monocytes, and antibody producing cells called plasma cells).
to fight disease-causing germs (pathogens) like bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi, and to remove them from the body,
to recognize and neutralize harmful substances from the environment, and.
to fight disease-causing changes in the body, such as cancer cells.
Humeral response and cellular response
Innate immune defenses and Adaptive immune defenses
Physical Barriers. such as skin, the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract, the nasopharynx, cilia, eyelashes and other body hair.
Defense Mechanisms. such as secretions, mucous, bile, gastric acid, saliva, tears, and sweat.
General Immune Responses.
naturally acquired active immunity.
naturally acquired passive immunity.
artificially acquired active immunity.
Anatomy of the lymphatic system
Bone marrow. Bone marrow is a sponge-like tissue found inside the bones
Thymus. The thymus is located behind the breastbone above the heart
Lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are small bean-shaped tissues found along the lymphatic vessels
Antigens and antibodies
a toxin or other foreign substance which induces an immune response in the body, especially the production of antibodies.
a blood protein produced in response to and counteracting a specific antigen. Antibodies combine chemically with substances which the body recognizes as alien, such as bacteria, viruses, and foreign substances in the blood.
Disorders associated with the Immune system
Type 1 diabetes: The immune system attacks the cells in the pancreas that make insulin
Rheumatoid arthritis: This type of arthritis causes swelling and deformities of the joints
Lupus: This disease that attacks body tissues, including the lungs, kidneys, and skin
Cells involved in the immune system