lymphatic system

noun

Definition of lymphatic system

: the part of the circulatory system that is concerned especially with scavenging fluids and proteins which have escaped from cells and tissues and returning them to the blood, with the phagocytic removal of cellular debris and foreign material, and with the immune response and that consists especially of lymphoid tissue, lymph, and lymph-transporting vessels

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According to Mayo Clinic, lymphedema involves a blockage in the lymphatic system causing a build-up of lymph fluid. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Wendy Williams opens up about lymphedema diagnosis, new boyfriend," 6 Mar. 2018 Rangan explained that venom circulates not by blood but through your lymphatic system, which moves fluids more slowly through the body. Mary Forgione, latimes.com, "It’s rattlesnake season: 12 things you need to know," 7 June 2019 But lymphatic system fluid — which contains white blood cells and plays an important role in protecting the body from germs and disease — flows more slowly and can be helped along manually. Elizabeth Kiefer, The Seattle Times, "Jade rollers: Puffy-eye wonder cure or sham?," 26 Mar. 2019 The new patient, described in a Nature article published Tuesday, received a bone marrow transplant in 2016 as a treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "A Patient with HIV Has Gone Into Remission—Only the Second Case in Recorded Medical History," 6 Mar. 2019 This will stimulate your lymphatic system to remove waste and will exfoliate old skin thus opening your pores. Steven Macari, Harper's BAZAAR, "Calm Before the Storm: A Pre-Holiday Detox," 18 Nov. 2013 Great for the pumping the lymphatic system and strengthening the nervous system. Steven Macari, Harper's BAZAAR, "Calm Before the Storm: A Pre-Holiday Detox," 18 Nov. 2013 Miller received a preliminary diagnosis of Burkitt lymphoma, a rare type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Nearly 5 Months After Her Emergency Spinal Surgery, Abby Lee Miller Is Leaving Rehab," 5 Sep. 2018 Burkitt Lymphoma, which is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma, is a form of cancer that affects the lymphatic system and starts in antibody-producing B cells, which are part of the immune system. Fox News, "Abby Lee Miller undergoes 'emergency surgery' during cancer battle," 7 June 2018

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1830, in the meaning defined above

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lymphatic system

noun
variants: also lymph system or lymphoid system

Medical Definition of lymphatic system

: the part of the circulatory system that is concerned especially with collecting fluids and proteins that have escaped from cells and tissues and returning them to the blood, with the phagocytic removal of cellular debris and foreign material, and with immune responses, that overlaps and parallels the system of blood vessels in function and shares some constituents with it, and that consists mainly of the thymus, spleen, tonsils, lymph, lymph nodes, lymphatic vessels, lymphocytes, and bone marrow where stem cells differentiate into precursors of B cells and T cells

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