Lymphatic system

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The lymphatic system is made up of tissues and organs that carry white blood cells throughout the body to fight infection and other disease. As such, it is part of the cardiovascular system and the immune system. It includes bone marrow, the spleen, the thymus, the lymph nodes, and lymphatic vessels.[1]

The brain also has its own lymphatic system which links directly to the peripheral immune system.[2]

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  1. "lymphatic system - NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms". National Cancer Institute. February 2, 2011. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  2. Stetka, Bret (July 21, 2015). "Important Link between the Brain and Immune System Found". Scientific American. Retrieved March 31, 2019.