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What is a lymphatic system & what are its functions?

Posted by Sarah Brooks on

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues, vessels and organs that work together to move a colorless, watery fluid called lymph back into your circulatory system (your bloodstream). Lymph contains white blood cells, and the system itself helps your body get rid of toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials. When bacteria are recognized in the lymph fluid, the lymph nodes make more infection-fighting white blood cells, which can cause swelling. There are hundreds of lymph nodes in the human body and the lymph only flows in one direction – upwards toward the neck. If you find your neck, underarms,...

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