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What organ in the lymphatic system is responsible for the movement of the lymph through the lymphatic vessels?

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The circulation of lymph through the various lymphatic vessels is maintained by the heart?


Cristy - FALSE. The lymphatic system does not have a pump to aid in its flow, instead this system is designed so that lymph only flows upward through the body traveling from the extremities (feet and hands) and upward through the body toward the neck.

As it travels through the body, lymph passes through lymph nodes where it is filtered. At the base of the neck, the lymph enters the subclavian veins and once again becomes plasma in the bloodstream.  (+ info)

What is the difference between the bloodstream and the lymphatic system?

What is the difference between the bloodstream and the lymphatic system???
Oh! Also... What is one similarity?

lymph is blood without red blood corpuscles

Both are fluid conduit system. One works by contractile pressure the other by convection.

both are fluid systems help in cleaning our body

It would be better if you make your own research other than letting us do your own homework, just a suggestion  (+ info)

What causes tumors in rats and whats the best way to prevent them from occurring?

A few years ago when I was a freshmen in High School I had a siamese rat which got 2 tumors under her front legs and a large one on the side of her face. Now I'm in college and just yesterday I brought a female fancy rat (named Macie) which is about 3 months old.

What could I do to prevent Macie from getting tumors?

What causes tumors in rats?

Congratulations on your new rat.

Most tumors that rats get (both female and male) are mammary tumors, even though they aren't all actually located on the chest. Many people very effectively prevent their development in females rats by spaying the rat. That is one option if you are really concerned about tumors.

Other people (including myself) do not choose to spay because even though there is a risk that our rats will get mammary tumors, most mammary tumors are benign and a good, reasonable vet will remove them for a relatively small cost. This is a less serious operation than a spay and can extend a rat's life up to a year in many cases!

Many people don't realize that it is cheap and easy and relatively safe to take most tumors off of rats (as long as you have good rat friendly and experienced vet), so this is something you should keep in mind. There is no reason to live in fear of tumors.

The other really important thing to keep in mind is diet and exercise. This article is a very good introduction to rat dietary needs and has a list of foods that cause and prevent cancer in rats: http://www.ratfanclub.org/diet.html

Exerisise may lower the risk of cancer and other diseases.

Believe it or not things have changed rapidly in the rat world during the last ten years and cancer is no longer the number one threat to pet rats' health. Mycoplasmosis, a bacterial infection which all rats have and have had for decades, now kills more rats because it leaves them vulnerable to infections by secondary bacteria which humans have made stronger by over using antibiotics!

To learn about this and anything else you want to know about your rat's health I suggest this website: http://ratguide.com/health/ It is the rat keeper's bible.

Finally, I would like to encourage you to get a same sex companion for your single rat as rats lead much heathier lives and are much friendlier pets if they can live in pairs. I suggest you read this article: http://www.nfrs.org/company.html  (+ info)

Is the production of mucus part of the lymphatic system or the respiratory?

I am typing a paper that has a main focus on the body's natural reaction to bacteria or a virius. What I can't remember is rather or not the production of mucus as a way to rid the body of bacteria would be apart of the lymphatic system, since the lymphatic system does infact deal with mainly all other matter of desposing of bacterium.

It is really a reaction of epithelium, such as nose, mouth, conjunctivae in the eyes, vagina, etc.  (+ info)

What can happen to your lymphatic system system from laser tattoo removal? ?

I am wondering if it can cause cancer or anything else? Is it bad to get more than one tattoo removed at a time and how long will your body take to flush it out of your lymphatic system, and will one feel sick or weak in between tattoo removal sessions as their body is working super hard to heal? Also how long should people really wait in-between removal sessions? weeks or months?

See if this link might help to answer your question.

There are also other concerns linked to the liver and other organs in your body. My suggestion would be to not remove the tattoos.  (+ info)

What foods help protect your lymphatic system?

I have to make a food pyramid on foods that help protect your lymphatic system and foods that help prevent deseases that effect the lymphatic system. Can you help? Do you know any foods, health tips, websites.. i'd really appreciate it .. Thanks ;)

Oranges?  (+ info)

Where can I find someone to perform lymphatic massage in my area?

I was diagnosed with mono last week and my left lymph node in my neck is very swollen and uncomfortable. I was told that a lymphatic massage would keep the fluids moving to prevent swelling and infection. Can a regular massage therapist do this? If not, how would I find someone who can in my area? Do they operate under a special title?

That's great that you've been recommended for manual lymph drainage. That was something that I was trained in while I was going through my certification program. While massage therapists can do this if they have had the proper training, in this circumstance I'm certain that MLD is not the solution to your problem. Here is why: When a person is ill with a viral or bacterial infection and/or fever, circulation of lymph through the nodes slows, giving the lymphocytes more time to destroy the bacteria or virus. Because massage moves fluid through the lymphatic system more quickly, it can interfere with the body's efforts to defeat the attacking cells and can prolong the illness. During fever, white blood cells multiply more rapidly and bacteria and viruses multiply more slowly; fever therefore is part of the body's healing process. Because lymph drainage massage lowers the body temperature, a client should not receive a massage if they are feverish.  (+ info)

How does the lymphatic system absorb fluid for drainage?

Hey guys,

How does the lymphatic system absorb fluid for drainage?

I've been trying to answer this question for weeks, but i'm having trouble with it, any help would be GREATLY appreciated.


There are three types of vessels in human body: arteries, veins, and lymphatic vessels.

Heart pushes out blood into aorta and arteries, which divide in smaller arteries, which on the end are called capillaries. From the capillaries, blood is up-taken by small veins, which bring the blood back into the heart.

Capillaries have permeable walls, which allow that some blood plasma leaks out from them into surrounding tissues. And from there, this plasma is up-taken by small lymphatic vessels, which join in right lymphatic duct and thoracic duct, which on the end are drained into left and right subclavian vein and hence into the heart.

In the course of lymphatic vessels, there are lymphatic nodes, so the lymph flows through them and it is filtered this way - eventual viruses, bacteria and foreign substances may be destroyed there.  (+ info)

Is there a routine to give yourself a lymphatic draining massage, or is it better to see a therapist?

I think I need to drain the lymphatic system more often. is this something I ca do myself or should I see a professional?

Yes, the exercises recommended will move lymph fluid, but you can massage yourself through the arm pits, neck area, and groin area using firm but gentle pressure using clockwise circular motions. We utilize self-massage allot in qi-gong.

There are also herbs that stimulate lymphatic drainage:

Trifolium pratense-Red Clover
A classic "blood cleanser", Red Clover is a preeminant detoxification herb and is classically used as an anti-tumor herb in the Essiac remedy.

Arctium lappa-Burdock Root
Drains lymphatic fluids, reduces toxins and removes uric acid. Burdock is highly effective for all types of skin ailments including acne, psoriasis, rashes and eczema. Historically used as an anti-tumor herb in Essiac remedy.

Plantago laceolata-Plantain herb
Plantain removes lymphatic congestion, neutralizes stomach acid and tones the entire digestive system, as well as the urinary tract.

Echinacea purpurea-Echinacea
Well known Native American herb once called "snake root". Drains lymph and removes toxins. Echinacea is best known for its ability to relieve the common cold.

Eupatorium purpureum-Gravel Root
Strengthens immune function and clears viral infections. Gravel Root or Joe Pye Weed also drains lymphatic fluids and uric acid. It supports urinary tract functions and clears urinary infections as well as stones.

Ocimum basilicum-Basil
Drains lymphatic fluids, stop coughing.

Galium aparin-Cleavers
Drains lymphatic fluids, diuretic, removes toxins. Cleavers is helpful in clearing eruptive skin conditions such as rashes, eczema, and rashes.  (+ info)

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