Circulación linfática

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Circulación linfática

El sistema linfático es un sistema complejo de drenaje y transporte de líquido; es una respuesta inmunológica y un mecanismo de resistencia a las enfermedades. El líquido que se expulsa del torrente sanguíneo durante la circulación normal se filtra a través de los ganglios linfáticos para eliminar las bacterias, las células anormales y otras sustancias. Posteriormente, este líquido es transportado de nuevo al torrente sanguíneo a través de los vasos linfáticos. La linfa sólo se mueve en una dirección, hacia el corazón.

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  • Last Reviewed on 05/15/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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