Lymph System, Child, Anatomy
|Title:||Lymph System, Child, Anatomy|
Lymph system; drawing shows the tonsils, thymus, spleen, bone marrow, lymph vessels, and lymph nodes. One inset shows the inside structure of a lymph node and the attached lymph vessels with arrows showing how the lymph (clear, watery fluid) moves into and out of the lymph node. Another inset shows a close up of bone marrow with blood cells.
The lymph system is part of the body's immune system and is made up of tissues and organs that help protect the body from infection and disease. These include the tonsils, thymus, spleen, bone marrow, lymph vessels, and lymph nodes. Lymph (clear, watery fluid) and lymphocytes (white blood cells) travel through the lymph vessels and into the lymph nodes where the lymphocytes destroy harmful substances. The lymph enters the bloodstream through a large vein near the heart.
|Topics/Categories:||Anatomy -- Lymphatic System|
|Type:||Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute|
|Creator:||Terese Winslow (Illustrator)|
|Date Created:||March 13, 2023|
|Date Added:||April 14, 2011|
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Rights holder: Terese Winslow