Lymphatic System

Lymphatic System

by Julie Mcdowell, Michael Windelspecht
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0313324948

ISBN-13: 9780313324949

Pub. Date: 08/01/2004

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Beginning with an exploration of the chemicals and cells of the lymphatic system, this volume of the Encyclopedia of the Human Body discusses the various components of the lymphatic system and how they work together to initiate the immune response, act as a secondary circulatory system, and transport select nutrients from the digestive system to the

Overview

Beginning with an exploration of the chemicals and cells of the lymphatic system, this volume of the Encyclopedia of the Human Body discusses the various components of the lymphatic system and how they work together to initiate the immune response, act as a secondary circulatory system, and transport select nutrients from the digestive system to the circulatory system. The lymph system, including lymph nodes and lymphatic circulation are explored and lymphatic functions of the spleen, appendix, and tonsils are discussed. The history of the research on the lymphatic system is presented and the future of research in this field is considered. Current controversies and dilemmas of scientists performing this research are explored. Lymphatic system disorders and diseases, and their symptoms and treatments are explored, including leukemia, AIDS, anemia, chronic fatigue syndrome, strep infections, asthma, and allergies. This reference concludes with information about maintaining a healthy lymphatic system, a comprehensive glossary, and resources for further information including web sites and contact information for organizations and national health institutions.

The Encyclopedia of the Human Body provides a complete, comprehensive reference source for students interested in the human body. Each book in this ten-volume series introduces and describes a specific body system, including the parts and function of each system, the history of discovery, related diseases and treatments, as well as future advances in research. Detailed illustrations and diagrams, including an eight-page color insert, provide a visual reference for written material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313324949
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Series:
Human Body Systems Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
0.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 7.00(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Series Foreword

Introduction

The Chemicals and Cells of the Lymphatic System

The Lymph System: An Examination of the Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic Circulation in the Body

Secondary Lymphatic Organs: An Examination of the Lymphatic Functions of the Spleen, Appendix, Peyer's Patches, Tonsils, and Adenoids

The Immune Response: Cell Mediated and Antibody Mediated Responses

The Development of the Lymphatic System

History of Discovery from the Ancients to the 19th Century

The Lymphatic System in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Diseases of the Lymphatic System: Cancer

Diseases of the Lymphatic System: Primary and Secondary Lymphatic Organs

Allergies and Autoimmune Responses

The Influence of Exercise and Nutrition on the Immune Response

Interesting Facts on the Immune System

Websites of Interest

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Bibliography

Glossary

Index

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