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The __________ is an important addition to the cardiovascular system as it defends the body from foreign invasion by disease causing agents such as viruses, bacteria, or fungi.
lymph is a clear, watery fluid that moves through the body picking up bacteria and viruses and filtering them out via the lymph nodes.
Lymphatic nodes filter the lymph before it is returned to the blood.
This cluster of lymphatic tissue that is called adenoids when enlarged is the:
Which of the following an act as an antigen?
The process of B cells protecting the body is called humoral immunity.
Vaccination is an example of
All of the following are symptoms of inflammation EXCEPT:
Perspiration is the substance produced by
Unlike blood, which moves as a result of the heart pumping, lymph moves by muscular contractions.
Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) is said to stimulate the thymus gland by opening up the chest.
Camel Pose (Ustrasana) stretches the area of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Shvanasana) is an excellent posture to move lymphatic fluid because it places your heart over your head.
Working against gravity, inversions such as Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana), and the more gentle version, Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani), draw the lymph out of the legs.
Twisting postures squeeze excess fluids and massages internal organs, moving toxins along to be flushed out.
Pranayama or breath control creates movement in the solar plexus area and increase oxygen flow through the up and down motion of the diaphragm, facilitating the movement of the lymph in that area.