Ch 5: The Lymphatic System

About This Chapter

Get a detailed look at the lymphatic system in a simple and flexible format. These videos introduce you to the various components of the lymphatic system and explain its function.

The Lymphatic System - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Venture into the lymphatic system with these short and fun video lessons. Each video breaks down a component of this human body system so you can easily learn about lymph nodes, lymphatic vessels, lymph fluid and lymphatic capillaries. Quizzes come with each lesson and test your knowledge of the material before you move on to the next topic, and the instructors who lead these lessons can answer any questions you have about the lymphatic system. As you watch these lessons, you'll learn things like:

  • Why the lymphatic system is important and how it functions
  • Where lymph nodes can be found in the body
  • How lymph moves and gets produced
  • Ways that lymph fluid flows through the body

Video Objective
The Lymphatic System: Definition and Fundamental Components Determine the role that the lymphatic system plays in the immune system and learn about its parts.
Functions of the Lymphatic System Examine the lymphatic system's job in helping the cardiovascular system work.
What is a Lymph? - Definition, Anatomy & Quiz Discover how lymph is formed and its role in the health of your body.
Lymph Nodes: Anatomy, Location & Quiz Highlight the structure of lymph nodes and study their functions.
Lymph Fluid: Composition & Function Assess the importance of lymph fluid to the body and get details on its flow and composition.
Lymphatic Capillaries: Function, Lesson & Quiz Detail how these capillaries are placed in the lymphatic system and the function they serve.
Lymphatic Vessels: Definition, Function & Quiz Evaluate the role of the lymphatic vessels in supporting your immune system and discuss the other jobs these vessels perform in your body.

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: The Lymphatic System
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Lymphatic System: Definition and Fundamental Components

1. The Lymphatic System: Definition and Fundamental Components

This lesson will cover something known as the lymphatic system. You'll learn about bone marrow, lymph, the thymus, lymph nodes, spleen, and much more as we explore this critical component of your immune system.

Functions of the Lymphatic System

2. Functions of the Lymphatic System

In this lesson, you will learn about the lymphatic system and the vital role it plays in keeping the cardiovascular system working. You'll discover how the lymphatic system (with its lymphatic vessels and capillaries) quietly works in the background to return leaked fluids back to the blood.

What is a Lymph? - Definition & Anatomy

3. What is a Lymph? - Definition & Anatomy

In this lesson, you will learn about lymph, a fluid that forms in your body's tissues. You will explore how lymph is produced, how it moves through your body, and why it is important to your overall health. A post-lesson quiz will test your knowledge.

Lymph Fluid: Composition & Function

4. Lymph Fluid: Composition & Function

Lymph gets the short end of the stick when it comes to bodily fluids. Blood gets all the attention. Have you even heard of a movie being 'lymphy?' However, lymph is where much of the real defense of your body happens.

Lymph Nodes: Anatomy & Location

5. Lymph Nodes: Anatomy & Location

This lesson will help you understand the anatomy and function of lymph nodes, and you will learn where lymph nodes are located in your body. A quiz at the end of the lesson will test your knowledge.

Lymphatic Capillaries: Function & Explanation

6. Lymphatic Capillaries: Function & Explanation

In this lesson you will learn what lymphatic capillaries are. You will also learn why they are important for removing excess fluid from your tissues and how they fit into your lymphatic system.

Lymphatic Vessels: Definition & Function

7. Lymphatic Vessels: Definition & Function

In this lesson, you will learn what lymphatic vessels are and why they are important for fluid management, immune function, and fat absorption. You'll then take a short quiz to test your knowledge.

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