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Lymph node


Lymph nodes: definition and function (preview) - Human Anatomy | Kenhub


A journey through the lymph node


Anatomy of a Lymph Node


Lymph Nodes In The Neck - Occipital, Auricular, Cervical, Submandibular and Submental nodes


Lymph node histology (preview) - Human Anatomy | Kenhub

A lymph node or lymph gland is an ovoid or kidney-shaped organ of the lymphatic system, and of the adaptive immune system, that is widely present throughout the body. They are linked by the lymphatic vessels as a part of the circulatory system. Lymph nodes are major sites of B and T lymphocytes, and other white blood cells. Lymph nodes are important for the proper functioning of the immune system, acting as filters for foreign particles and cancer cells. Lymph nodes do not have a detoxification function, which is primarily dealt with by the liver and kidneys.
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