Chapter 21 Lymphatic and Immune Systems. Maintains fluid balance Protect body from infection and disease. Lymphatic Vessels Within Capillary Network. Lymphatic capillaries weave through blood capillaries. 2 Major Functions of Lymphatic System. 1.) Fluid recovery
Elephantiasis- mosquito-borne infection effect the skin to cause it to thicken. Also, the scrotum of men and breasts of women are similarly effected.
Diagnosis- swollen lymph nodes
Comparing cells to bacteria to viruses- If a typical cells was about 2 feet a bacteria would be a speck, if a bacteria was 2 feet the virus would be a speck.