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The Lymphatic System
"How much do you know about this vital body system? Test your lymphatic knowledge with this quiz!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
First of all, some basic lymphatic knowledge. What is the main function of the lymphatic system?
to break down food the body ingests to a form which can be absorbed by the blood stream
to protect the body from diseases and remove waste products from the cells
to distribute oxygenated blood to all parts of the body
to communicate information about the body's surroundings to the brain
Which one of the following organs is NOT a part of the lymphatic system?
The lymphatic system includes 500 to 700 very small organs scattered throughout the body, connected by a series of vessels. What is the name given to these organs that are used to help remove waste products from the cells?
The vessels that connect the lymph nodes together contain a clear fluid called lymph. The lymph circulates throughout the body and helps to get rid off extra fluid the body produces. Who was the first person to publish a book accurately explaining how the lymphatic system works?
The spleen is an organ that plays an important role in the lymphatic system's disease fighting abilities. Where is the spleen located?
the upper right side of the abdomen
the upper left side of the abdomen
the lower middle of the chest
the lower middle of the abdomen
The spleen helps to fight infections by producing white blood cells. When the body detects that it is being invaded by a disease, the spleen releases the white blood cells into the blood stream to fight off the foreign attacker. What are these white blood cells called?
Lymph nodes can sometimes become swollen and painful, a condition called lymphadenopathy. Which of the following is NOT a reason why your lymph nodes might swell?
The thymus is a two-lobed organ located in the upper chest, and its primary function is to mature lymphocytes (disease-fighting white blood cells) that help the body ward off illnesses. Does the thymus grow larger after puberty?
In addition to maturing lymphocytes, the thymus produces a hormone called thymosin. What is one function of this hormone?
to help the blood absorb nutrients
to increase the secretion of potassium in the kidneys
to stimulate cell growth and reproduction
to promote lymphocyte production in other lymphatic organs
The bone marrow plays an important role in the lymphatic system. Red bone marrow produces immature lymphocytes, which are then transferred to the thymus to be matured. How do the lymphocytes travel from the bone marrow to the thymus?
through the digestive system
through the cells directly
through the lymph nodes
through the blood stream
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Compiled Dec 04 13