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Human Body Systems

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When you turn on a faucet the
excess water runs down the drain.
Your bodys excess
_______________ fluid is removed
by the _______________ system.
Nutrients, water and oxygen
molecules in the blood
__________________ through
capillary walls to nearby cells.
Those substances can become part of
the tissue fluid that is found
_____________________ cells.
This fluid is collected and ____________________ to the ____________________ by the
lymphatic system.
Once the fluid is in the lymphatic capillaries, it is called _______________.
Lymphatic System
name: __________________
The Lymphatic System carries lymph through a network of lymph ______________ and
larger lymph vessels.
Then lymph drains into large _____________ near the _____________.
There is no _____________, like the heart, in the lymphatic system.
The movement of lymph depends on the contraction of _____________ muscles in the
lymph vessels and skeletal muscles.
Lymph vessels, like veins, have _____________ that keep lymph from flowing backwards.
If the lymphatic system is not working properly, severe _____________ occurs because the
tissue fluid cannot get back to the blood.
Lymphatic Circulation
Lymph contains water and dissolved substances, but it also contains ___________________.
Lymphocytes are a type of ______________ blood cell that help your body defend against
disease-causing organisms.

Before the lymph enters the blood, it passes through lymph ______________, which are
bean shaped organs of varying ______________ found throughout the body.
Lymph nodes filter out ____________________________ and foreign material that have
been taken up by ________________________.
When your body fights an infection, lymphocytes ______________ the lymph nodes.
The lymph nodes become ______________, warm, reddened, and tender to the touch. After
the invaders are destroyed, the swelling, redness, warmth and tenderness in the lymph nodes
goes away.
Another important lymphatic organ is the tonsils.
They are in the back of your throat and protect you from harmful microorganisms that enter
through your _________________ and _________________.
Another important lymphatic organ is the thymus.
The thymus is a soft mass of tissue located behind the _________________.
The thymus _________________ lymphocytes that travel to other lymph organs.
Another important lymphatic organ is the spleen.
This is the _____________________ lymphatic organ.
It is located behind the upper-left part of the stomach and _______________ the blood by
removing _____________________ and _____________________ red blood cells.
Cells in the spleen take up and destroy _____________________ and other harmful
Lymphatic Organs
_______ is a deadly virus.
When it enters a persons body, it attacks and destroys _________________, called helper T
cells that help make _________________ to fight infections.
This affects the persons _________________ against certain diseases.
Usually the person dies of one of those diseases, not from the _________________.
Lymphatic Diseases