Lymphatic System Study Guide

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Lymphatic system study guide- complete after listening to lecture and reviewing the vocabulary.

1. This receives lymph from the rest of the body

a. Thoracic Duct

2. Small masses lf lymphatic tissue that rings the pharynx in the throat.

a. Lymph node

3. This is literally an eating cell’ such as macrophages and neutrophils.

a. Phagocytic cells

4. What is a substance capable of exciting our immune system and provoking an immune response?

a. Antigens

5. Later immune responses which are much faster, more prolonged, and more effective are called ______.

a. Active immunity responses

6. This contains dead or weakened viruses injected to initiate active immunity.

a. Artificially Acquired Active Immunity

b. Vaccine

7. T cells that remain behind after an infection to provide immunological memory are called ________.

a. memory cells

8. A body wide, acute, allergic response that is fairly rare is called ________.

a. Anaphylactic shock

9. What is it called when the body produces antibodies and sensitized T cells that attack and damage its own tissues?

a. autoimmune disorder

10. Tissue grafts taken from unrelated persons are called __________.

a. allografts

11. Small proteins that diffuse to nearby cells and bind to their membrane receptors are called _________.

a. Interferons

12. __________ is/are also referred to as immunoglobulin or IGS and constitute the gamma globulin part of blood proteins and are formed in response to an antigen.

a. Antibodies

13. Excess tissue fluid that is picked up and returned to the blood stream by vessels is called ______.

a. Lymph capillaries

14. ______refers to a group of 20 plasma proteins that circulate in the blood at an inactive site that becomes active when it becomes attached to a foreign cell.

a. Complement
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