Ch. 12 Lymphatic System
- 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.
- Describe the composition of lymph and explain
its formation and transport.
- Describe the function(s) of lymph nodes,
tonsils, the thymus, Peyer's patches, and the
- Describe the protective functions of skin and
- Explain the importance of phagocytes and natural
- Describe the inflammatory process.
- Name several antimicrobial substances produced
by the body that act in nonspecific body defense.
- Explain how fever helps protect the body against
- Define antigen and hapten, and name substances
that act as complete antigens.
- Name the two arms of the immune response and
relate each to a specific lymphocyte type (B or T
- Compare and contrast the development of B and T
- State the roles of B cells, T cells, and plasma
- Explain the importance of macrophages in
- List the five antibody classes and describe
their specific roles in immunity.
- Describe several ways in which antibodies act
- Distinguish between active and passive immunity.
- Describe immunodeficiencies, allergies, and
- Describe the origin of the lymphatic vessels.
- Describe the effects of aging on immunity.