Ch.20

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  1. The most important function(s) of the lymphatic system is/are:
    • fluid balance of the internal environment
    • immunity
  2. Lymphatic capillaries that operate in the villi of the small intestine are called:
    lacteals
  3. Lymph from the entire body drains into the thoracic duct, EXCEPT lymph from the:
    upper right quadrant
  4. What are the differences between lymphatics and veins?
    • Lymphatics have thinner walls
    • Lymphatics contain more valves
    • Lmaphatics contain lymph nodes
  5. If lymphatic return is BLOCKED, what will occur?
    • Blood protein concentration will fall
    • Blood osmotic pressure will fall
    • Fluid imbalance will occur
  6. Lymphatic circulation is maintained by what?
    • breathing movements
    • skeletal muscle contractions
    • valves
  7. Lymphatic circulation begins with lymphatic:
    capillaries
  8. The lymphatic system could be referred to as a specialized component of what system?
    circulatory
  9. Lmyphatic vessels, unlike vessels in the blood vascular system, do not form a:
    closed loop of circulation
  10. Both lymph and interstitial fluid closley resemble ____ _____ in composition.
    blood plasma
  11. Lymph does not have a clotting ability similiar to that of:
    blood
  12. The milky lymph found in lacteals after digestion is called:
    CHYLE
  13. A dialated structure on the thoracic duct that serves as a storage area for lymph moving toward its point of entry into the venous system is the:
    CISTERNA CHYLI
  14. Activities that result in central movement, or flow, of lymph are called:
    LYMPHOKINETIC ACTIONS
  15. The small depression of a lymph node from which the efferent lymph vessel arises is termed the:
    hilum
  16. The lymph nodes located in front of the ear are called the:
    tonsils
  17. An infection of a lymph node is called:
    adenitis
  18. The lymphatic tissue of lymph nodes serves as the final maturation site for:
    • Monocytes &
    • Lymphocytes
  19. Most lymph nodes occur in:
    clusters
  20. Cortical nodules are composed of packed lymphocytes that surrouns an area called the:
    GERMINAL CENTER
  21. Over 85% of the lymph from the breast enters lymph nodes of the:
    axillary region
  22. *Lymphatics that originate in & drain the skin over the breast, with exception of the areola & nipple.
    *Lymphatics that originate in & drain the substance of the breast itself, including the skin of the areola & nipple.
    The breast--mammary gland and surounding tissue--is drained by.
  23. Adenoids are swollen:
    PHARYNGEAL TONSILS
  24. The thymus secretes:
    thymosin
  25. The thymus is located:
    in the mediastinum
  26. As a person ages, the thymus:
    decreases in size
  27. What removes imperfect platelets from the blood?
    the spleen
  28. a term that refers to a tumor of the cells of lymphoid tissue
    Lymphoma
  29. A middle ear infection is known as
    acute otitis media
  30. Septicemia is also known as
    blood poisioning
  31. Lymphedema may be caused by small parasitic worms called _____ that infest the lymph nodes.
    FILARIA
  32. Two principle categories of lymphomas are ______ & _______ lymphoma.
    Hodgkins & Non-Hodgkins
  33. Palatine, pharyngeal, tubal, & linguals are examples of:
    Tonsils
  34. Hematopoiesis:
    SPLEEN
  35. Destorys worn-out RBCs
    Spleen
  36. Located in the mediastinum:
    Thymus
  37. Serves as a resivour for blood
    Spleen
  38. T-lymphocytes
    THYMUS
  39. Largest at puberty
    THYMUS
  40. The cisterna chyli is a dialated structure on the thoracic duct that serves as a storage area for lymph moving into the:
    venous system
  41. Healthy capillaries "leak"
    proteins
  42. Thoracic duct lymph is "pumped" into the venous system during:
    inspiration
  43. Lymphedema is swelling due to an accumulation of:
    lymph
  44. Location below diaphragm, above left kidney & descending colon & behind the fundus of the stomach:
    Location of the SPLEEN
  45. Lymph from the entire body, except the upper right quadrant, drains eventually into the:
    thoracic duct
  46. *Transporting interstitial fluid back to bloodstream.
    *Providing immunological defenses.
    *Transporting absorbed fats from the intestine to the blood.

    DOES NOT filter metabolic wastes.
    Functions of the lymphatic system
  47. Increased external pressure from muscle contraction also increases lymphatic pressure, which results in keeping lymph moving in only one direction!
    Muscle contractions affect on Lymphokinetic action

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