Today Hank explains your unsung lymphatic system and how it supports cardiovascular function by collecting, filtering, and returning interstitial fluid back into the bloodstream via a system of lymphatic vessels. He also explains the system’s major role in fighting off infection, and how lymph nodes, and other lymphoid organs, and MALT areas house antigen-attacking lymphocytes that provide crucial support to the immune system.
Table of Contents
The Lymphatic System Supports Cardiovascular Function 2:09
Collects, Filters, and Returns Interstitial Fluid Back to the Bloodstream 3:12
Lymphatic Vessels 4:22
Role In Fighting Off Infection 5:40
Lymph Nodes, Lymphoid Organs, and Malt Areas House Antigen-Attacking Lymphocytes 6:04
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In this Crash Course series, Hank Green teaches most of what you should know about anatomy and physiology, perfect for a freshman-level biology course, or just your own curiosity about the human body.