6 functions of the lymphatic systemOctober 22, 2017
- Transport of proteins, other large molecules and water back to the vascular system
- Recirculation of lymphocytes and other defence cells
- Removal of large molecular waste material and proteins from the body fluids
- Prevention of edema
- Maintenance of the body’s inner balance
- Transport of absorbed long chain fatty acids, fat-soluble vitamins and other nutritional components taken up via the bowels lymphatics.