Chapter 23. The Lymphatic System
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1 .       The lymphatic system in the body functions to do all of the following except

2 .       The lymphatic system protects the body from:  

3 .       The lymphocytes that fight infections in the connective tissues of the body reach these areas by: 

4 .       Components of the lymphatic system include the: 

5 .       Lymphatic vessels differ from arteries and veins because: 

6 .       The stem cells of primary lymphoid structures produce those that differentiate into NK, B, and T cells. 


7 .       Lymphatic vessels originate in the:  

8 .       The lymphatic vessels that have valves are the: 

9 .       Lymph capillaries: 

10 .       Lymph nodes:  

11 .       Long-lived lymphocytes that circulate through the body to fight invading pathogens are the:  

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14 .       Lymphocytes respond to the presence of all of the following except

15 .       Types of T cells include all of the following except

16 .       When is the thymus the most active? 

17 .       Tonsils include all of the following except:  

18 .       The main goal of the immune response is: 

19 .       The thoracic duct carries lymph to the right brachiocephalic vein and carries lymph originating in tissues superior to the diaphragm.  


20 .       The right lymphatic duct: 

21 .       Lymphatic capillaries:  

22 .       The cisterna chyli: 

23 .       Lymphatic organs: 

24 .       A body region that does not contain a high population of lymph nodes is located at the base of the phalanges.  


25 .       Which of the following structure is not part of a lymph node? 

26 .       The thymus:  

27 .       The capsule that covers the thymus divides it into:  

28 .       Premature stimulation of the T cells that develop in the thymus is prevented by the presence of: 

29 .       Which of the following is true of the thymic lobules?  

30 .       Thymic hormones: 

31 .       The spleen is attached to the stomach by a fold of the greater omentum.  


32 .       The shape of the spleen:  

33 .       Problems with the lymphatic system that are not age dependent are ___________ and __________.  

34 .       Splenomegaly is often caused by: 

35 .       With increasing age, the lymphatic system:  

36 .       Reduced lymphatic system function in aged individuals makes them more likely to acquire all of the following conditions except

37 .       A clinical symptom that indicates a blockage in the right lymphatic duct includes: 

38 .       If the outer cortex of a lymph node is damaged, the components of the lymphatic system that will be affected include _______________. 

39 .       If the thymus fails to produce its normal hormones,: 

40 .       In an individual with AIDS, which of the following lymphatic system components are selectively destroyed?  

41 .       The condition referred to as "swollen glands" indicates: 

42 .       In a mastectomy, the lymph nodes accompanying the cancerous breast are often removed as a precaution against spreading of the disease. Why is this treatment often effective?  

43 .       Which lymph nodes might become infected as a result of an infected bladder?  

44 .       The lymph nodes that become inflamed during an acute attack of pneumonia are the cervical nodes.  


45 .       If a person has the thyroid gland removed, what other lymphatic organ may also be removed or damaged inadvertently?  

46 .       The spleen can be compared to the lymph nodes because:  

47 .       The lymphatic functions of the spleen include: 

48 .       Valves in lymphatic vessels resemble those of veins and allow the movement of fluid in only one direction.  


49 .       Lymphatic capillaries are __________ in areas of loose connective tissue, and they allow interstitial fluid to enter between the endothelial cells of their walls.  

50 .       How do antigens in the blood affect immunoglobins? 

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