Category:Lymphoreticular System

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Lymphoreticular System

Also referred to as the reticuloendothelial system or mononuclear phagocytic system.

It is comprised of primary lymphoid organs (bone marrow, Bursa of Fabricius, the foetal liver and the thymus) which are responsible for the production of lymphocytes, and the secondary lymphoid organs (lymph nodes, spleen and mucosal associated lymphoid tissue) which function to provide an environment where lymphocytes can react to antigen from the tissue fluid, blood and mucosal surfaces.

The main functions of the lymphoreticular system are removal of senescent cells and production of immune cells.


Lymphatic System Overview

Primary Lymphoid Tissue

Bone Marrow
Bursa of Fabricius
Foetal Liver

Secondary Lymphoid Tissue

Lymph Nodes
Mucosal Associated Lymphoid Tissue



Lymphatic Vessels

Lymphatics of the Hindlimb

Equine Lymphoreticular System

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Category:Lymphoreticular System Anatomy & Physiology Flashcards

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This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total.