Let's Be Healthy In Mind And Body; How To Build And Retain Health
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... to enable one to resist disease. Oxygen is necessary for their existence. The leukocytes are seemingly most important, yet their function is not definitely known. They are s...
Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com (September 13, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.2 x 9.7 inches
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pposed to: Aid in the absorption of fats from the intestines; Aid in the absorption of peptones and albuminous substances from the intestines, thus keeping up the normal supply of proteins in the blood; Take some part in the coagulation of blood; Protect the body from bacteria, either by destroying them directly or by forming defensive agents which destroy them. After an operation the lymph surrounds a wound to heal the tissues and the white corpuscles surround it to protect it from infection by bacteria entering the opened capillaries. In tuberculosis if bacilli enter the blood through the lungs, the white corpuscles grapple with them; if the corpuscles be stronger than the bacilli, or bacteria, they entirely conquer them; if the bacteria be the stronger they gain the ascendency over the corpuscles. LYMPH AND LYMPHATICS From the blood capillaries there oozes out into the intercellular spaces of the tissues, called lymph spaces, a part of the watery, colorless portion of the blood, which contains the nutriment and is known as plasma. When it has thus escaped from the blood stream, the blood plasma is called lymph. From the lymph spaces proceed minute capillaries, which unite to form tubes or lymph channels. These channels unite or converge, somewhat as the veins, the smaller ones uniting to form larger ones, and these again uniting until they finally converge into two trunks, known as the thoracic duct and the right lymphatic duct. These _ducts ascend on either side of the spine and empty into the veins at the base of the neck, at the junction of the jugular a'nd...