Human Anatomy and Physiology

What do lymphatics do?


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The lymphatics is responsible for returning the water, proteins, cells, and other substances that have leaked out of capillaries into the interstitium back to the blood. The lymphatics also connect lymph nodes that harbour vast quantities of lymphoid cells that facilitate antigen recognition from the periphery. Intestinal lymphatics also serve the extra purpose of transporting lipids absorbed from food directly to the blood.
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