Quick question: do lymphocytes just function in acquired immunity?

Mrhyde

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I have some extensive notes on the immune system but for lymphocytes the only mention is in the acquired immune system. So I just want to make sure that I understand this correctly from going over all the cells involved in the immune system.

--Do T and B cells (lymphocytes) only function in the acquired immune system (so not at all in the innate immune system)?

-- Also I know Lymph contains oxygen, proteins, glucose and white blood cells....but does lymph only contain the type of white blood cell: "lymphocytes" or are there other types of white blood cells in Lymph?

--- Also "The primary function of all lymph nodes is the production of lymphocytes" and "The Spleen is an organ that makes lymphocytes" .... so they both make them ?
 
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I have some extensive notes on the immune system but for lymphocytes the only mention is in the acquired immune system. So I just want to make sure that I understand this correctly from going over all the cells involved in the immune system.

--Do T and B cells (lymphocytes) only function in the acquired immune system (so not at all in the innate immune system)?

-- Also I know Lymph contains oxygen, proteins, glucose and white blood cells....but does lymph only contain the type of white blood cell: "lymphocytes" or are there other types of white blood cells in Lymph?

--- Also "The primary function of all lymph nodes is the production of lymphocytes" and "The Spleen is an organ that makes lymphocytes" .... so they both make them ?
Spleen is needed for the maturation of B cells (B-lymphocytes). It also disposes of the worn out red blood cells.

Lymph also contains macrophages.

You are correct, B and T lymphocytes are part of the Adaptive ( Acquired ) immune system.

Hope that helps.
 
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