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  Lymph



Lymph

   Consists primarily of a clear, yellowish fluid and white blood cells. Found in the lymphatic system.

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Blood
The life-maintaining fluid which is made up of plasma, red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), and platelets; blood circulates through the body's heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries; it carries away waste matter and carbon dioxide, and brings nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, and oxygen to the tissues.



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Lymph node
Any of many small, compact structures lying in groups along the course of the lymphatic vessels and producing lymphocytes.

Lymph nodes
Small glands clustered in the neck, armpits, abdomen, and groin that supply infection-fighting cells to the bloodstream and filter out bacteria and other antigens.

Lymphadenectomy
A procedure in which lymph nodes are taken from the body for purposes of diagnosing or staging cancer.

Lymphadenitis
Inflammation of the lymph nodes.

Lymphadenopathy
Any disease process affecting a lymph node or lymph nodes.

Lymphangiectasia
Dilation of the lymphatic vessels; may be congenital or acquired.

Lymphangiogram
An x-ray that uses a special dye to determine whether cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.

Lymphangitis
Inflammation of a lymph vessel.

Lymphatic system
The vessels and structures involved in carrying lymph from the tissues to the blood.

Lymphatic Vessels
Drain lymph from tissues and returns it to the blood.

Lymphazurin
Lymphazurin is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): isosulfan blue.

Lymphedema
Swelling of tissue because of the buildup of too much lymph fluid.

Lymphocyte
White blood cell. Lymphocytes have a number of roles in the immune system, including antibody production, attacking and destroying cancer cells, and producing substances that kill cancer cells.

Lymphokine
A cytokine produced by lymphocytes.

Lymphokines
Soluble substances secreted by lymphocytes, which have a variety of effects on lymphocytes and other cell types.

Lymphoma
Cancer of the lymphoid tissues. Lymphomas are often described as being large cell or small cell types, cleaved or non-cleaved, or diffuse or nodular. The different types often have different prognoses. Lymphomas can also be referred to by the organs where they are active, such as CNS lymphomas, which are in the central nervous system, and GI lymphomas, which are in the gastrointestinal tract. The types of lymphomas most commonly associated with HIV infection are called non-Hodgkin's lymphomas or B cell lymphomas. In these types of cancers, certain cells of the lymphatic.

Lymphopenia
A reduction, relative or absolute, in the number of lymphocytes in the circulating blood.



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Lymph

Lymph node
Any of many small, compact structures lying in groups along the course of the lymphatic vessels and producing lymphocytes.

Lymphadenitis
Inflammation of the lymph nodes.

Lymphatic system
The vessels and structures involved in carrying lymph from the tissues to the blood.

Lymphedema
Swelling of tissue because of the buildup of too much lymph fluid.

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