LYMPHATIC SYSTEM. Chapter 14. The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system. Two key roles in the body: Carries fluid from the extracellular environment into the bloodstream, and thereby helps to maintain fluid balance.
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The regions of the spleen that contain white blood cells are called the white pulp.
The spleen functions as a large filter for removing foreign particles,old and defective red blood cells, and platelets from the bloodstream.
These functions are accomplished by the lymphocytes and macrophages Within the white pulp.