The lymphatic system is an extensive network of vessels that passes through almost all our organs and tissues. It's a drainage system that allows the movement of a lymph, a fluid containing white blood cells called lymphocytes, which fight infection, making it a vital part of our immune system. Lymph circulates through the body in a similar way to blood, and is transported from body tissues into the blood circulation. The lymphatic system maintains the balance of fluid between the blood and tissues (fluid homeostasis), helps defend against bacteria and other intruders, and facilitates absorption of fats and fat-soluble nutrients in the digestive system.
More from the Glossary
Be the first to know...
when the world’s first cramp-fighting tampons launch.
You’re in. Welcome to the future of women’s health.
Want exclusive access to the first limited run of our cramp-fighting tampons? We thought so. Every time you share your unique referral link, you move up on our waitlist.
Check your spam folder if you've missed our email.