Lymph is a watery fluid (containing and ) that washes through all our tissues,
passing through lymph node filters and eventually returning to the blood stream. Lymphatic channels are a
fluid circulation system that parallel the blood circulation system.
wander through the lymph spaces in the body, resting and proliferating in .
One of the typical of is enlarged
and swollen in the neck.
If you have an infected finger and observe a red streak going up your arm, you are seeing a lymph channel,
marked by the release of inflammatory . The streak reminds us that pathogenic bacteria can also travel
along lymph channels and spread rapidly. If immune defense does not stop them,
are usually called for.
Vessels that remove cellular waste from the body by filtering through lymph nodes and eventually emptying into
the vascular (blood) system.