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The lymphatic system during ill health

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked Medical Definition of ill?health 1. : a condition of inferior health in which some disease or impairment of function is present but is usually not as serious in terms of curtailing activity as an illness elderly parents who are in ill?health and need their financial and personal help Normal and ill health The lymphatic system during normal health * The lymphatic system transports lymph around the body via the lymph vessels. * Lymph leaks out of the blood vessels * Accumulates in the spaces between the cells of body tissues. ...read more.


* There are no extra white blood cells being produced because there are no pathogens invading the body. * The immune system keeps all B-memory and memory T-cells stored away for when the body is infected again. * During the time of which the immune system is healthy, * B-memory cells are still being reproduced so they can over come the pathogens as soon as possible: before lymph nodes start to swell. * Collects fat from the digestive system * Allows white blood cells to travel in * Collects fluid from tissues ? prevents oedema The lymphatic system during ill health * Lymph nodes swell up. ...read more.


* Also, antigens activate T-cells which then produce into memory T-cells * And killer T-cells which then produce a protein called lymphokine to attack the pathogen. * The immunity system is weak during the first immunity response as it has to produce complimentary antibodies for the specific antigens. * However, the second immunity response can be overcome quickly due to the memory T-cells and memory B-cells. * During the winter the nose sinuses produce clear mucus to wash out foreign particles or trap them to stop them from causing infections within the body. * Stimulate production of more T cells and B cells * Plasma cells produce many antibodies ...read more.

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