Lymph Nodes

Lymph nodes are a part of the lymphatic system. They are small, bean-shaped organs that are located throughout the body. Lymph nodes filter lymph fluid as it flows through them and helps to fight infection.

There are a number of different types of lymph nodes, each with a specific function. Some of the most common types of lymph nodes are:

  • The spleen is the largest lymph node in the body. It is located in the upper left abdomen. The spleen filters blood and helps to fight infection.
  • The thymus is a lymph node that is located in the chest. The thymus produces T cells, which are a type of white blood cell that helps to fight infection.
  • The tonsils are two lymph nodes that are located in the back of the throat. The tonsils help to filter air and trap bacteria.
  • The lymph nodes in the neck are a group of lymph nodes that are located in the neck. These lymph nodes help to filter lymph fluid as it flows through the neck.
  • The lymph nodes in the armpits are a group of lymph nodes that are located in the armpits. These lymph nodes help to filter lymph fluid as it flows through the arms.
  • The lymph nodes in the groin are a group of lymph nodes that are located in the groin. These lymph nodes help to filter lymph fluid as it flows through the legs.
  • The appendix is a small, tube-like organ that is located in the lower right abdomen. The appendix is part of the lymphatic system and helps to filter lymph fluid.

There are many other types of lymph nodes, each with a specific function. These are just some of the more common ones.