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Overview of the Immune System and the Lymphatic System

Overview of the Immune System and the Lymphatic System

False colored TEM of a white blood cell and a red blood cell.
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The immune system is a network of cells, tissues and organs that protect the body from infection. The lymphatic system stores and carries white blood cells, and serves as a conduit for transportation and communication between tissues and the bloodstream.

 

 

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Author(s): Center for Educational Outreach, Baylor College of Medicine.
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Overview of the Immune System and Lymphatic System

Major Components of the System

Lymphatic Capillaries and Vessels

Lymph Nodes

Spleen

Thymus

Leukocytes

Functions of the Systems

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