When studying the Lymphatic System it is important to know many terms. This presentation is designed to explain just three of the hundreds of terms used when describing the Lymphatic System.
Interstitial Fluid <ul><li>The solution that surrounds cells, it is found in tissue spaces, and is the major component of extra-cellular fluid such as plasma. This helps supply to cells and body with nutrients and aids in waste disposal. The average person has 2.4 gallons of Interstitial fluid within their body. </li></ul>
Lymph Nodes <ul><li>The average human body contains between 600-700 lymph nodes. Their role is to filter the lymph before returning it to the circulatory system. Lymph nodes can increase or decrease in size. If a Lymph node is damaged or destroyed cannot regenerate. </li></ul>
T-cells (T lymphocytes) <ul><li>A type of white blood cell that is a key factor to the immune system. T cells destroy any potentially threatened matter. T cells mature in the thymus gland in the neck, once fully mature these cells become active in the immune system. There are several types of T cells. They can produce substances called cytokines, which stimulate the immune response. T-cell activation is used as a way to assess health of patients with HIV/AIDS and some uncommon disorders. </li></ul>