The Lymphatic System

I. Overview

Components:

II. Lymph Vessels

A. Distribution (lymph capillaries → lymph collecting vessels → lymph trunks → lymph ducts → subclavian vein)

i. Capillaries  Diagram Diagram

ii. Lymphatic collecting vessels

iii. Lymphatic trunks Diagram

iv. Lymphatic ducts Diagram

B. Transport

III. Lymph Nodes Diagram

IV. Lymphoid Organs

A. Spleen

B. Thymus

C. Tonsils

D. Peyer's patches

V. Clinical Terms