what r lymph nodes?

The lymph node is a tinny bean-shaped gland, located in many different areas of the body. The main locations are the neck, under the arms, and in the groin. The body has over 300 filtering selected white blood cells and foreign elements. The lymph node is a component of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system moves lymph node fluid, waste substance, and nutrients through out your body bloodstream and tissues.

Each lymph node is also an important part of your immune system. Your lymph node filters fluids, catching viruses, bacteria, and other unknown materials. Then your unique white blood cells destroy the unwanted materials.

A lymph node may be found alone or in a group through out your body. The main groups can be felt in the following areas:

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lymph node is a small ball or an oval-shaped organ of the immune system, distributed widely throughout the body including the armpit and stomach/gut and linked by lymphatic vesselsLymph nodes are found all through the body, and act as filters or traps for foreign particles. They are important in the proper functioning of the immune system.

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