The lymphatic system exists in most animal species. It is a very important system, defending the body against disease with its ability to filter out bacteria and is also responsible for transporting dietary fats and draining interstitial fluids.

The lymphatic system consists of 2 parts; Various organs like the bone marrow, the spleen, thymus gland, appendix, and a few other, and vessels that transports excess fluids from interstitial spaces in most tissues and returns it back to the bloodstream. Lymph nodes serves the vessels by filtering out destroyed microorganisms.

The lymphatic system is probably the most overlooked system of the body. In Europe the fourth most commonly prescribed medical treatment involves the lymphatic system.

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