Flashcards in chapter 20 Deck (17):
Blood plasma and lymph are identical except for their respective locations in the body
What part of the lymphatic system is most closely associated with capillary beds?
How are lymphatic collecting vessels different from veins?
Lymphatic collecting vessels have endothelial flap valves, but veins do not.
All lymph is eventually returned to circulation via the __________.
Which of the following is NOT a function of lymphatic vessels?
delivery of nutrients to tissues
captures antigens and brings them back to lymph nodes
fibroblast-like cell that produces the reticular fiber stroma
Reticular connective tissue is found in all lymphoid organs and tissues.
Which of the following lists the correct order of lymph flow through the lymph node?
afferent vessel, subcapsular sinus, medullary sinuses, efferent vessel
Which of the following is NOT a role of the spleen?
serve as a site of T cell maturation
Choose the true statement about the thymus.
After puberty, the thymus begins to decrease in size.
The main role of the tonsils is to __________.
gather and remove pathogens entering through the pharynx
Which of the following is NOT a part of the mucosa-associated lymphatic tissue (MALT)?
Except for the __________ and the spleen, the lymphoid organs are poorly developed at birth.