Arthur's Free Lymphatic System Clipart

Free lymphatic system clipart, lymphatic system images, lymphatic system drawings, lymphatic system nomenclature, lymphoid tissue, lymph is of large format and is suitable for presentations, school projects etc. This clip art is useful for students and teachers of biology and zoology. The images are too large for use on web pages. unless you use the thumbnail pictures. Selections of both colour and black and white clip art are available. Please feel free to use them anyway you wish for non commercial purposes only Please do not include these in any other collections of clip art.

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The lymphatic system  is a network of conduits that carry a clear fluid called lymph. It also includes the lymphoid tissue through which the lymph travels. Lymphoid tissue is found in many organs, particularly the lymph nodes, and in the lymphoid follicles associated with the digestive system such as the tonsils. The system also includes all the structures dedicated to the circulation and production of lymphocytes, which includes the spleen, thymus, bone marrow and the lymphoid tissue associated with the digestive system. The lymphatic system as we know it today was first described independently by Olaus Rudbeck and Thomas Bartholin.

The dissolved constituents of the blood do not directly come in contact with the cells and tissues in the body, but first enter the interstitial fluid, and then the cells of the body. Lymph is the fluid that is formed when interstitial fluid enters the conduits of the lymphatic system. The lymph is not pumped through the body like blood, but is moved mostly by the contractions of skeletal muscles.

The lymphatic system has three interrelated functions. It is responsible for the removal of interstitial fluid from tissues. It absorbs and transports fatty acids and fats as chyle to the circulatory system. The last function of the lymphatic system is the transport of antigen presenting cells (APCs), such as dendritic cells, to the lymph nodes where an immune response is stimulated.

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Last updated June 2014