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Chapter 20: Lymphatic System

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Chapter 20: Lymphatic System

This quiz is on the lymphatic system.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where does lymph originally come from?
    • A. 

      Spleen

    • B. 

      Thoracic duct

    • C. 

      Interstitial spaces

    • D. 

      Lymph nodes

  • 2. 
    Lymph from the right arm and the right side of the head and thorax drain into the
    • A. 

      Thoracic duct

    • B. 

      Vena cava

    • C. 

      Right atrium

    • D. 

      Right lymphatic duct

  • 3. 
    Thymosin
    • A. 

      Is a hormone

    • B. 

      Is the fluid within the lymph nodes

    • C. 

      Is secreted by all lymph nodes

    • D. 

      Plays no known roles

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Removes worn-out blood cells from circulation

    • B. 

      Is avascular

    • C. 

      Is located in the RUQ

    • D. 

      Secretes splenic hormones that control the entire lympnoid system

  • 5. 
    The right lymphatic duct and the thoracic duct empty into the
    • A. 

      Jugular vein

    • B. 

      Inferior vena cava

    • C. 

      Portal vein

    • D. 

      Subclavian veins

  • 6. 
    What is the name of the lymph nodes that drain the head and neck region?
    • A. 

      Inguinal

    • B. 

      Cervical

    • C. 

      Thoracic

    • D. 

      Pelvic

  • 7. 
                 These structures are located near the opening of the nasal cavity in the upper throat and are also called the adenoids.
    • A. 

      Palatine tonsils

    • B. 

      Thymus glands

    • C. 

      Lingual tonsils

    • D. 

      Pharyngeal tonsils

  • 8. 
    The inguinal lymph nodes
    • A. 

      Line the entrance of the spleen

    • B. 

      Are the Kupffer cells within the liver

    • C. 

      Are located in the groin

    • D. 

      Are part of the hepatic portal circulation

  • 9. 
    What happens if the lymphatic vessels and nodes are removed from the right axillary region?
    • A. 

      All lymph will drain directly into the superior vena cava.

    • B. 

      The right arm will become gangrenous from lack of oxygen.

    • C. 

      The right arm will become edematous.

    • D. 

      The patient will experience anginal pain.

  • 10. 
                 If proteins are allowed to accumulate in the interstitial space, they will
    • A. 

      Dehydrate the tissue space.

    • B. 

      Block or clog the capillary pores.

    • C. 

      “hold water” and cause edema.

    • D. 

      Act as antigens and cause an allergic reaction.

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Hodgkin’s disease

    • B. 

      Elephantiasis

    • C. 

      Infectious mononucleosis

    • D. 

      Anaphylaxis

  • 12. 
                 What is the term that refers to the removal of the palatine tonsils?
    • A. 

      Appendectomy

    • B. 

      Lymph node resection

    • C. 

      Adenoidectomy

    • D. 

      Tonsillectomy

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Lymphedema

    • B. 

      A hyperactive spleen

    • C. 

      Lymphadenopathy

    • D. 

      Infectious mononucleosis

  • 14. 
    What structure is concerned with the processing and maturation of T lymphocytes?
    • A. 

      Medulla oblongata

    • B. 

      Thymus gland

    • C. 

      Coronary sinus

    • D. 

      Pericardium

  • 15. 
                 This lymphoid organ is located in the ventral cavity, thoracic cavity, and mediastinum.
    • A. 

      Spleen

    • B. 

      Liver

    • C. 

      Thymus gland

    • D. 

      Adenoids

  • 16. 
    The subclavian vein
    • A. 

      Receives lymph from the large lymphatic ducts.

    • B. 

      Pumps blood into the large lymphatic ducts.

    • C. 

      Forms the thoracic duct.

    • D. 

      Is called a lacteal.

  • 17. 
    The spleen, thymus gland, tonsils, and lymph nodes are
    • A. 

      Confined to the thoracic cavity.

    • B. 

      Lymphoid organs.

    • C. 

      Primarily concerned with hematopoiesis.

    • D. 

      Only concerned with phagocytosis.

  • 18. 
                 What is (are) the lymphoid structure(s) that are generally removed during mastectomy?
    • A. 

      Spleen

    • B. 

      Liver

    • C. 

      Axillary lymph nodes

    • D. 

      Adenoids

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is described as partially encapsulated lymph nodes located in the throat area?
    • A. 

      Spleen

    • B. 

      Tonsils

    • C. 

      Thymus gland

    • D. 

      Lacteal

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Adenoid.

    • B. 

      Tonsil.

    • C. 

      Thymus gland.

    • D. 

      Intestinal villus.

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