Chapter

Lymphatic System

Stavit Allon Shalev

in Human Malformations and Related Anomalies

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2015 | ISBN: 9780199386031
Published online October 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780199386055 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199386031.003.0022

Series: Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics

Lymphatic System

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The lymphatic system is distributed throughout the body and responsible for returning cells, proteins, metabolic byproducts, and fluids from the tissues to the vascular system. In addition to this drainage function, the lymphatic system has a role in immune response to antigens and other offending agents.

Chapter.  7993 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Genetics

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