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Lymphatic system: A system of organs and tissues that process and transport immune cells and lymph
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- Anatomy : The branch of morphology given to the study of the structure of members of the biological kingdom Animalia (animals).
- Physiology : The study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of tissues and how they interact.
- Cardiology : The subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the cardiovascular system
- Lymph vessel : Add brief definition or description
- Lymph node : Structures, along the ducts of the lymphatic system, where filtering, antibody generation, and phagocytosis take place; they frequently swell (i.e., lymphadenitis) in the presence of infection
- Lymphocyte : Leukocyte originating in lymphoid tissues, fundamental to the immune system, regulating and participating in acquired immunity, with receptor molecules on its surface that bind to a specific antigen.
- Chyle : An opaque, milky-white fluid consisting mainly of emulsified fats, in the form of chylomicrons that passes through the lacteals of the small intestines into the lymphatic system
- Lymphoma : A malignancy of the lymphoid immune cells.
- Lymphedema : edema due to obstruction of lymph vessels or disorders of the lymph nodes.
- Lymphangioma : A benign tumor resulting from a congenital malformation of the lymphatic system; do not confuse with the malignant lymphangiosarcoma; Lymphangioendothelioma is a type of lymphangioma in which endothelial cells are the dominant component.
- Lymphangiosarcoma : A malignant tumor originating from the endothelial cells of lymphatic vessels. Most lymphangiosarcomas arise in an arm secondary to radical mastectomy but they sometimes complicate idiopathic lymphedema. The lymphedema has usually been present for 6 to 10 years before malignant changes develop.