Lymphatic system

Lymphatic system
Lymphatic are very similar to veins as they carry things round the body and they
contain valves to help prevent the backflow. There are lots of lymphatic ducts in the
body and they all join up to the thoracic duct and the right lymphatic duct. The body’s
ducts do many things for example filter out the bad bacteria, damaged cells materials
and unwanted protein as the blood makes it way back to the heart and they absorb
the fats from the small intestine which is then transported to the liver. Some type of
lymphatic are associated with infections for example tonsils, thymus gland, small
intestine, adenoids and the spleen.
(Health & Social Care level 3 book 1)