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Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system is an important link
between tissue f
uid and the plasma; it also
plays a major role in the response to inFection.
INNERCONNECTIONS
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Lymphatic System
Integumentary System
The skin is a first
line of defense
against infection.
Skeletal System
Cells of the immune
system originate
in the bone marrow.
Muscular System
Muscle action helps
pump lymph
through the
lymphatic vessels.
Nervous System
Stress may impair
the immune
response.
Endocrine System
Hormones
stimulate
lymphocyte
production.
Cardiovascular System
The lymphatic
system returns tissue
fluid to the bloodstream.
Lymph originates
as tissue fluid,
formed by the action
of blood pressure.
Digestive System
Lymph plays a
major role in the
absorption of
fats.
Respiratory System
Cells of the immune
system patrol the
respiratory system
to defend against
infection.
Urinary System
The kidneys control
the volume of
extracellular fluid,
including lymph.
Reproductive System
Special mechanisms
inhibit the female
immune system in
its attack of sperm
as foreign invaders.
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