differentiate between blood and lymph on basis of colour,direction of flow,cellular comp.transport
Blood - red, Lymph - Colorless.
2) Direction of flow
Lymph - Intercellular spaces --> Lymphatic capillaries --> Large lymph vessels --> larger veins
Blood - 2 directions i) Heart to lungs to heart (pulmonary circulation)
ii) Heart to rest of the body through blood vessels and back to heart.
3) Composition -
Blood - Plasma and RBCs, WBCs and platelets.
Lymph - Similar to plasma of blood, with less protein. RBCs absent, shows high amount of WBCs.
Lymph - Carries digested and absorbed fat from intestine.
Blood - Transports respiratory gases, nutrients, waste materials, hormones, enzymes etc.