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Lymphatic & Immune Systems

Lymphatic System:

Primary function is to absorb fat from the intestines and to trap infectious organisms like bacteria and viruses.

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Immune System: defends the body from bacteria, virus and other foreign matter.

Two types of immunities:

_ Non-specific – mechanical barriers (skin), chemicals and leukocytes

_ Specific – antigens and cell mediated immunity: lymphocytes
(HIV/AIDS) patients’ have big problems here

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