Lymphatic System Organs
Last Modified: 2014-06-17
- Transport Lymph
- Leukocyte movement
- Primary organ of immunity
- “Filter” Lymph (Macrophages & phagocytosis)
- Monitor Lymph for pathogens (Lymphocytes & Adaptive Immunity)
- Destroys worn-out Erythrocytes (Macrophages in Red Pulp)
- Monitors blood for pathogens (Lymphocytes in White Pulp)
- Reservoir for Blood
- Provides immune activity around Oral Cavity
- Trap and digest bacteria and particulate matter
- Similar function to Peyer’s Patches
- Harbors beneficial bacteria for recolonizing Colon
- Provides immune surveillance around Small Intestine
- Reduce bacterial numbers in GI Tract
- Important for immune development
- Deep to skin and mucous epithelia
- Concentration of Macrophages & Lymphocytes in connective tissue
- Monitor for pathogen breach of Skin and Mucous Membranes
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