Lymphatic System

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  1. the ______ is the largest lymphatic organ
  2. average lymph node size
    0.5-1 cm
  3. lymphatic system is a ________ circut
  4. spleen is located where?
    left upper quadrant
  5. main lymphatic vessel
    thoracic duct
  6. lymphadenopathy
    enlarged lymph nodes
  7. lymphadenitis
    inflamed and enlarged lymph nodes
  8. lymphangitis
    inflammation of the lymphatics that drain an area of infection;tender erythematous streaks extend proximally from the infected area; regional nodes may also be tender
  9. lymphedema
    edematous swelling due to excess accumulation of lymph fluid in tissues caused by inadequate lymph drainage
  10. lymphangioma
    congenital malformation of dilated lymphatics
  11. small nodes that feel like BBs or buckshot under the skin
  12. wavelike motion that is felt when the node is palpated
  13. group of nodes that feel connected and seem to move as a unit
  14. Lymphatic system is examined
    region by region
  15. _______ are red marks along the lymph system. _______ are red marks anywhere on the body
    red streaks

  16. lymph nodes in small intestine
    peyer patches
  17. Lymph fluid is
    • clear
    • mostly white blood cells
    • occasional red blood cells
    • proteins
  18. lymph transported by
    subclavian veins
  19. Drainage of Lymph system
    • Moves
    • from bloodstream to interstitial spaces

    • •No
    • built-in pumping mechanism

    • Collected
    • by tubules/ducts

    • Carried
    • to lymph nodes

    • Moved
    • to venous system

    • •Subclavian
    • veins

    • Closed
    • but porous circulation
  20. Thymus important in ______ not ______

  21. ___ lymphocytes produce antibodies
  22. ___ lymphocytes have an important role in controlling the immune responses brought about by B-lymphocytes
  23. Two types of immunity
    humoral- involving the antibodies produced by B cells

    cellular- involving attacks on "invaders" by the cells themselves
  24. lifespan of B cells
    3-4 days
  25. lifespan of T cells
    100-200 days
  26. Thymus is a site for
    T cell production in children
  27. site for red corpuscle storage
  28. immune response to bloodborne antigens usually has its origins in the
  29. the Spleen contains blood-flitering
  30. What is a blood-forming organ
    early in life
  31. the ________ tonsils are commonly referred to as the tonsils
  32. Commonly referred to as the adenoids
    pharyngeal tonsils
  33. Family history
    • Malignancy
    • Anemia
    • Recent infections
    • TB
    • immune disorders
    • Hemophilia
  34. A palpable supraclavicular node on the left is a clue to
    abdominal or thoracic malignancy 

    (virchow node)
  35. Occipital nodes
    at skull base
  36. postauricular nodes
    over mastoid
  37. preauricular node
    in front of ear
  38. paratid/tonsillar nodes
    at mandible angle
  39. submandibular nodes
    between angle and tip of mandible
  40. submental nodes
    behind mandible tip
  41. superficial cervical nodes
    at sternocleidomastoid
  42. posterior cervical nodes
    along anterior trapezius
  43. cervical nodes
    deep to sternocleidomastoid
  44. supraclavicular areas
    in angle of clavicle and sternocleidomastoid
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Lymphatic System
2014-02-18 21:27:27
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