Dental/Cancer Connection


Muscular System
Right scapula shoulder blade , Posterior view. Locations of several accessory reproductive organs in males Part 1. Lymph capillary Lymphatic vessel. The cortex contains follicles, which are collections of lymphocytes. Lymphedema results when the lymphatic system cannot adequately drain lymph, resulting in an accumulation of fluid that causes swelling.

Header Right

Select a Human Anatomy System to Explore

Lymph is a pale liquid in the body that helps maintain fluid balance and removes bacteria from tissues. Today, we understand that lymph plays an important role in the body's immune system. In the past, however, it was commonly believed that an excess of lymph caused sluggishness - hence the "sluggish" meaning of "lymphatic.

See words that rhyme with lymphatic Spanish Central: Translation of lymphatic Nglish: Translation of lymphatic for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of lymphatic for Arabic speakers.

What made you want to look up lymphatic? Please tell us where you read or heard it including the quote, if possible. Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free! Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way. You might've seen this one before. Paraphrasing in a cut-and-paste world. Some of our favourite British words. The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.

Prior to that my legs were very painful to the touch. I never thought about fibromyalgia until I received your email. I never had a clue why my legs were so very sensitive to the touch.

I was told by a lymphedema doctor that I may have a combination of lipodema and lymphedema. After reading your article, and also after years of treating patients with all kinds of conditions, I imagine that MLD is an underutilized treatment modality. Does anyone do post op MLD with orthopedic, abdominal, back surgeries.

As a Lymphedema Therapist, I would like to find more research based studies on these. Can you direct me to any sites that are valuable? Again a very very big thanks for this important article. There are quite a few lymphers who also have fibro. It is an interesting connection. Fibro is considered an autoimmune condition and lymphedema seriously effect the cell mediated immune system of our bodies.

Thank you Jo, This article hit close to home for me. I have been practicing Lymphedema therapy for only 5years, and I have never thought of the treatment being very possibly helpful to my sister suffering with Fibro and Chronic fatique syndrom for several years now. My question would be: Or is the pain from the fibromalgia pain siginals very localized?

Thank for your reply. In this case it is not necessary to apply techniques on the neck. MLD in the treatment for fibromyalgia is geared toward pain management gate-control theory. Hi and thanks for the interesting article. I have to be put under general anesthesia in order to have a routine colonoscopy done. Also,I have read that the 11 out of 18 points being used for diagnosis assistance are now pretty obsolete, as people with FMS can have lots of pain in all sorts of places on their body.

Have you heard anything about that? I was a public school Special Education teacher for 25 years before these two syndromes knocked me slap out and I was having such a terrible time even trying to get out of bed to get ready for work. One rheumatologist thought that I might have Chronic Pain Syndrome, as the pain is everywhere. I do feel that retroviruses are going to eventually be found to be part of the FMS picture.

When I have had to take an antibiotic, it seems to help my entire system feel a bit better for the time that I am taking the antibiotic. Thank you so much for the information. Whenever I have tried to take Physical Therapy, it only made me feel worse and basically put me to bed for a week or so.

But I do know that we are all different! Getting pain medication here in South Carolina has been made much more difficult, by the illegal use by drug abusers. So now, I have to go in once a month to my dr. What you say about the different names is interesting, as well.

When my mother, now deceased, was a young adult, the dr. She had a lot of pain, but it was thought to be pain from Osteo-Arthritis. I would appreciate if you could send me references of places where I can get MLD treatment in the Washington DC metropolitan area Virginia Maryland as I have all the symptoms described as fibromyalgia and have been in terrible pain for many years. Doctors never found an explanation. Have done physical therapy and acupuncture without any results.

Thank you very much. My edema was also in my arms and face so I brushed all over. Great invigorating sensations for the minutes. Lymphadenopathy is a lymphatic disorder in which the lymph nodes become swollen or enlarged as a consequence of an infection.

For example, swollen lymph nodes in the neck may occur as a result of a throat infection or sinus infection. Lymphadenitis is an inflammation of the lymph node that is due to a bacterial infection of the tissue in the node, which causes swelling, reddening, and tenderness of the skin overlying the lymph node.

Filariasis is a lymphatic system disorder that results from a parasitic infection that causes lymphatic insufficiency. Splenomegaly , or enlarged spleen, is a lymphatic system disorder that develops as a result of a viral infection, such as mononucleosis.

Tonsillitis is caused by an infection of the tonsils the lymphoid tissues present in the back of the oral cavity. The tonsils help filter out bacteria; when infected, they become swollen and inflamed, leading to sore throat, fever, and difficulty and pain while swallowing. Alcamo E, Krumhardt B. Marieb E, Hoehn K. Diseases of the Lymphatic system- Diagnosis and Therapy. Saunders WH, Wakely P. Anatomy and physiology of the thoracic lymphatic system.

Surgical prevention and treatment of lymphedema after lymph node dissection in patients with cutaneous melanoma. The unique biology of lymphatic edema. Serve d as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Sign Up It's Free! If you log out, you will be required to enter your username and password the next time you visit.

Share Email Print Feedback Close. Sections Lymphatic System Anatomy. Overview The lymphatic system parallels the cardiovascular system see the images below. Lymph nodes and vessels, anterior view.

Lymphatic system, anterior view. Organs that contain lymphoid tissue eg, lymph nodes, spleen, and thymus. Organ Function Lymph Contains nutrients, oxygen, hormones, and fatty acids, as well as toxins and cellular waste products, that are transported to and from cellular tissues Lymphatic vessels Transport lymph from peripheral tissues to the veins of the cardiovascular system Lymph nodes Monitors the composition of lymph, the location of pathogen engulfment and eradication, the immunologic response, and the regulation site Spleen Monitors the composition of blood components, the location of pathogen engulfment and eradication, the immunologic response, and the regulation site Thymus Serves as the site of T-lymphocyte maturation, development, and control.

Restoration of excess interstitial fluid and proteins to the blood. Gross Anatomy Lymph Lymph is a fluid derived from blood plasma. Lymph capillaries in spaces. Blind-ended lymphatic capillaries arise within interstitial spaces of cells near arterioles and venules. Lymph drainage flow; lymphatic duct anatomy. It contains T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes for immunologic response. Other Considerations Diseases of the lymphatic system include lymphedema, lymphoma, lymphadenopathy, lymphadenitis, filariasis, splenomegaly, and tonsillitis.

Anatomy of Lymphatic system. Key Components of Lymphatic System. What would you like to print? Print this section Print the entire contents of Print the entire contents of article.

related stories