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lymphatic system

A network of capillaries ducts and nodes that removes excess fluid from tissues, absorbs fatty acids and transports fat, and produces immune cells….

lymph nodes

Also called lymph glands. Small, beanshaped structures that form part of the lymphatic system. They collect and destroy bacteria and viruses.


Small masses of lymphatic tissue on either side of the back of the mouth that help to fight infection….


Persistent swelling in tissues as a result of obstruction or damage of lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes from infection, cancer or cancer treatment….