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The Lymphatic System

There are 20 words in all and they all relate to the lymphatic system. There are no spaces.

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5 White blood cells that play an important role in the body’s immune response (that is, in the body’s fight against germs and diseases).
7 This lymphatic organ filters the blood and rhymes with teen.
8 Its function is to discharge lymph and chyle into the blood through the left subclavian vein; it is also the largest lymph vessel in the body.
9 Tiny thin-walled vessels that drain excess tissue fluids from around the cell ready to be filtered and returned to the venous circulation.
12 A flexible tissue found in the interior of bones and produces blood cells.
13 A type of lymphocyte that matures in the thymus gland.
14 __________ __________ are tubular structures responsible for carrying lymph throughout the human body, much as blood vessels convey blood.
15 One of the many anatomists who have helped increase the lymphatic system's knowledge and made the system what it is today.
17 Cells and organs that make up the lymphatic system.
18 The role of the ________ _________ is to process T-lymphocytes, that travel the body through the bloodstream.
19 A system or network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against attacks by “foreign” invaders.
1 This includes: To balance bodily fluids, to defend the body from pathogens, and to ultimately help the digestive system.
2 A colorless fluid containing white blood cells, which bathes the tissues and drains through the lymphatic system into the bloodstream.
3 A bodily fluid that consists of lymph and fat.
4 These bean-shaped glands filter the lymph.
6 This is the only place where the lymphatic system is not found.
10 Lymph capillaries found in the villi of the small intestine.
11 A type of lymphocyte that matures in the bone marrow.
16 Cancers, infections, and ___________ are some of the many tragedies that the lymphatic system can cause.
20 Two small masses of lymphoid tissue in the throat, one on each side of the root of the tongue.
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