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Lymphatic system

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The tissues and organs that produce, store, and carry white blood cells that fight infections and other diseases.

This system includes the bone marrow, spleen, thymus, lymph nodes [small glands found along the vessels of the lymphatic system that filter out bacteria and other toxins, as well as cancer cells], and lymphatic vessels (a network of thin tubes that carry lymph and white blood cells). Lymphatic vessels branch, like blood vessels, into all the tissues of the body.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms 

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Source: Proyecto Biosfera  (Creative Commons ), translated by GreenFacts

  1. Thymus
  2. Bone marrow
  3. Lymphatic vessels
  4. Spleen
  5. Lymph nodes
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Español: Sistema linfático
Français: Système lymphatique

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