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Functions of the Lymphatic System

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Lucy has recently been diagnosed with a swelling in her lower legs that is known as edema. Which of the following would be the cause of her edema?

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1. _____ are the structures in the lymphatic system that are responsible for gathering the fluid that collects in between the cells in the body. They then deliver this fluid to the _____ in order for it to be returned to the bloodstream

2. Which structures in the lymphatic system are considered 'organs of your immune system' since they filter out harmful pathogens like viruses and bacteria?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the functions of the lymphatic system and what parts are within it. You will be quizzed on the purposes of the lymphatic system's parts and what happens when they don't do their job properly.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

For this quiz you should be able to identify the purposes of the following parts of the lymphatic system:

  • Lymphatic nodes
  • Lymphatic vessels
  • Lymphatic capillaries
  • Lymph
  • Blood capillaries

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet combo can help you practice the following learning skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding to answer questions about the parts of the lymphatic system
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physiology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the symptoms of an inadequate lymphatic system

Additional Learning

To learn more about the parts of the lymphatic system, review the accompanying lesson titled Functions of the Lymphatic System. This physiology lecture covers the following objectives:

  • Determine the purposes of the lymphatic system
  • Identify characteristics of edema
  • Examine lymphatic capillaries
  • Compare and contrast the right lymphatic duct and the thoracic duct
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