What is the Role of the Lymphatic System?

What is the Role of the Lymphatic System?

The lymphatic system is a group of small organs (nodes) and vessels through which lymph fluid flows.  The lymphatic system functions in cooperation with the circulatory system, which carries blood throughout the body. The Lymphatic System picks up where the circulatory system cannot . It takes on excess loads the circulatory system is unable to handle and assists in its reabsorption.

The Lymphatic System consists of:

Lymph vessels called capillaries, pre collectors, lymph collectors, and lymphatic trunks.

Lymphatic tissue is formed to be lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils, adenoids and the thymus.