Drains tissue spaces of escaped protein and fluid and returns to cardio-vascular system
1. What is the lymphatic system?
a. A network of tubes throughout the body that drains fluid from tissues and returns it to the bloodstream
b. A transport system for carrying nutrients around the body
c. A series of glands that secrete chemicals called hormones into the blood
2. What are the main functions of the lymphatic system?
a. Managing fluid levels in the body, making hormones that regulate metabolism, and filtering out bacteria
b. Managing fluid levels, maintaining the sense of balance, and housing types of white blood cells
c. Managing fluid levels, filtering out bacteria, and housing types of white blood cells
3. What are lymph nodes?
a. Glands made of lymph tissue that are found at various sites around the body
b. Abnormal scar tissue that prevents the free flow of lymph through the vessels
c. Special clusters of nerve cells that allow the lymphatic system to communicate directly with the brain.
4. Which organs belong to the lymphatic system?
a. The spleen and thymus
b. The pancreas and the liver
c. The kidneys and bladder
5. What happens to the excess fluid that the lymphatic system removes from the tissues?
a. Fluid that the body needs is returned to the bloodstream but excess fluid is piped directly to the bladder for excretion
b. Fluid that the body needs is returned to the bloodstream but excess fluid is directed to the mouth to aid in saliva production
c. All collected fluid is returned to the bloodstream
6. What is oedema?
a. A type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system
b. Temporary swelling of certain parts of the body
c. The collective name for the largest lymph vessels
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