The Lymphatic And Immune System


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Lymph
 
Fluid in the tissue spaces that carries protein molecules and other substances back to the blood
Interstitial Fluid
 
Tissue fluid
Cisterna Chyli
 
Storage area for lymph moving into the venous system
Thoracic Duct
 
Drains 3/4 of the body
Thymus
 
Lymphoid tissue organ located in the mediastinum
Lacteals
 
Lympatic capillaries in the wall of the small intestines.
Complement
 
Proteins normally present in an inactive state in the blood, whcih when activated kill foreign cells by dissolving them
Natural
 
Acquired immunity
Antigen
 
A substance that causes the formation of antibodies
Humoral
 
Antibody-mediated immunity
Inborn
 
Inherited immunity
Antibodies
 
Protein compounds normally present in the body that contain combining sites on the molecular surface
Plasma Cells
 
Immune system structures that secrete copious amounts of antibodies into the blood
Lymphocytes
 
most numerous immune cells
Phagocytes
 
Ingest and digest bacteria
B Cells
 
function indirectly to make humoral immunity
T Cells
 
produce cell-mediated immunity
Monocytes
 
Develop into macrophages once in the tissue

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