Lymphatic System (Grade 10)
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The lymphatic and immune systems contain the lymphatic vessels and ducts, lymph nodes, bone marrow and spleen.
Interstitial fluid, located in the spleen, engulfs and destroys harmful bacteria.
Lymph is a thick, dark liquid that carries protein molecules throughout the body.
Some of the major lymph node clusters are located in the neck, groin, and armpits.
What is the function of the lymphatic system?
- It open two-way vessels.
- It helps the body fight infections.
- It interacts with the respiratory system.
- It transports fluids away from the heart.
Which of the following is NOT considered part of the lymphatic system?
- bone marrow
How do lymph nodes protect us from disease?
- They make clean blood cells.
- They store up the disease inside them and get swollen.
- They filter impurities from the bloodstream.
- They kill off bad bacteria.
This part of the lymphatic system is also part of the endocrine system.
- lymph nodes
Which organ is responsible for the destruction of worn out red blood cells and also stores red blood cells?
The lymphatic system can be best described as a .
- relay network
- drainage network
- pumping system
- excretion system