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The Lymphatic System
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.37

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    lymphatic, thymus, lymph, reusing, thereby, spleen, separate, abdomen, fluid, absorb, multiply, painful, importance, role, organ, receive


The Lymphatic System
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Some scientists like to separate the functions of the circulatory system thereby creating another system called the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system has two main roles - to receive fluid from cells and return it to your blood and to fight pathogens, or microorganisms and viruses that make you sick.
 
2     Like the blood vessels in the circulatory system, there are vessels in the lymphatic system. The smallest ones are lymph capillaries. They absorb extra fluid from between cells and capture anything such as dead cells, which are too big to go into the blood capillaries. This collected fluid and particles are called lymph. The squeezing of skeletal muscles, and not the pumping of the heart, moves lymph through vessels to drain into large neck veins. Unlike blood capillaries, lymph doesn't carry oxygen and nutrients to other parts of the body.
 
3     In addition to vessels and capillaries, there are four organs that belong to the lymphatic system. They are lymph nodes, thymus, spleen, and tonsils.

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Miscellaneous Health Topics
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    Drugs  
 
    Excretory System  
 
    Food Pyramid  
 
    Health Professionals  
 
    Healthy Life  
 
    Hygiene  
 
    Illnesses  
 
    Medical Tools  
 
 
    Miscellaneous Health Topics  
 
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    My Plate  
 
    Nervous System  
 
    Nutrition  
 
    Reproductive System  
 
    Respiratory System  
 
    Skeletal System  
 
    Teeth  
 
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    The Human Body  
 
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