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Lymphatic System Objectives

Ch. 12 Lymphatic System
  1. Name the two major types of structures composing the lymphatic system and explain how the lymphatic system is functionally related to the cardiovascular and immune systems.
  2. Describe the composition of lymph and explain its formation and transport.
  3. Describe the function(s) of lymph nodes, tonsils, the thymus, Peyer's patches, and the spleen.
  4. Describe the protective functions of skin and mucous membranes.
  5. Explain the importance of phagocytes and natural killer cells.
  6. Describe the inflammatory process.
  7. Name several antimicrobial substances produced by the body that act in nonspecific body defense.
  8. Explain how fever helps protect the body against invading bacteria.
  9. Define antigen and hapten, and name substances that act as complete antigens.
  10. Name the two arms of the immune response and relate each to a specific lymphocyte type (B or T cell).
  11. Compare and contrast the development of B and T cells.
  12. State the roles of B cells, T cells, and plasma cells.
  13. Explain the importance of macrophages in immunity.
  14. List the five antibody classes and describe their specific roles in immunity.
  15. Describe several ways in which antibodies act against antigens.
  16. Distinguish between active and passive immunity.
  17. Describe immunodeficiencies, allergies, and autoimmune diseases.
  18. Describe the origin of the lymphatic vessels.
  19. Describe the effects of aging on immunity.
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