lymphatic system

  1. lymph drains from lymphatic trunks into lymphatic ____
    ducts
  2. lymphatic capillaries are usually ____ in diameter than blood capillaries
    larger
  3. lymphatic____ are formed from merging lymphatic vessels
    trunks
  4. largest lymph vessel, the left lymphatic duct, is more commonly referred to as the ______ duct
    thoracic
  5. the smallest of the lymph vessels are the lymphatic ___
    capillaries
  6. types of lymphatic cells
    dendritic cells, lymphocytes, and macrophages
  7. lymphatic capillaries are ____ vessels
    closed-ended
  8. natural ____ cells are a type of lymphocyte
    killer
  9. lymphatic vessels resemble small_____
    veins
  10. two main groups of T-lymphocytes
    helper and cytotoxic
  11. lymph from the head and neck drain into the ____ trunks
    jugular
  12. helper t-lymphocytes are also called _____
    CD4+ cells and T4 cells
  13. lymphocytes are a type of ____
    leukocyte
  14. coreceptors are named with the letters _____
    CD
  15. when a vaccine does not provide life-long immunity a ____ shot may be needed
    booster
  16. what cells initiate and oversee the immune response?
    helper t-lymphocytes
  17. natural killer cells usually have _____ receptors
    CD16
  18. process of lymphocyte development is called___
    lymphopoiesis
  19. what does AIDS stand for?
    acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  20. what does HIV stand for?
    human immunodeficiency virus
  21. what is the function of the lymphatic nodules?
    filter and attack antigens
  22. some vaccines introduce an antigen so that ____ cells may be formed
    memory
  23. thymus ___ after puberty
    shrinks
  24. natural killer cells can kill _____
    cancerous cells
  25. lymph from the right leg enters the bloodstream through the ______
    thoracic duct
  26. lymphoid ____ cells become B-lymphocytes and NK cells
    stem
  27. surgical removal of the tonsils is called a
    tonsillectomy
  28. pale center of the lymphatic nodules is called the _____ center
    germinal
  29. lymph from the breast travels through the _____ lymph nodes
    axillary
  30. the thymus is located in the_____
    superior mediastinum
  31. primary function of a lymph node is
    filter foreign material from the lymph
  32. largest lymphatic organ in the body
    spleen
  33. which tonsils are most commonly affected by tonsillitis?
    palatine tonsils
  34. which regions are large clusters of lymph nodes found?
    axillary, cervical and inguinal
  35. what vessels carry lymph to the lymph nodes?
    afferent lymphatic vessels
  36. large granular lymphocytes are also called____
    natural killer cells
  37. the spleen is surrounded by a _____ made of dense irregular connective tissue
    capsule
  38. region where blood vessels and nerves enter and leave the spleen is called the _____
    hilum
  39. the ____ are masses of lymphatic tissue that protect against inhaled and ingested materials and are found within the pharynx
    tonsils
  40. during development, the first lymphatic structures are called ___ lymph sacs
    primary
  41. the ____ filters blood and acts as a blood reservoir
    spleen
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lymphatic system
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