Which statement is wrong? (a) The lymph nodes filter lymph and activate the immune system (b) The...

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Which statement is wrong?

(a) The lymph nodes filter lymph and activate the immune system

(b) The thymus functions in lymph filtration

(c) The spleen acts to filter blood and store blood platelets

(d) The mucosa-associated lymphatic tissues (MALT) function in immunity.

The Lymphatic System:

The lymphatic system serves to filter and clean a fluid called "Lymph". This system includes several lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes, the spleen, thymus gland, lymphatic trunks, and collecting ducts.

Answer and Explanation: 1

Of the above statements, the one that is incorrect is b. The thymus functions in lymph filtration. The thymus gland serves the purpose of maturing T lymphocytes which will eventually migrate into lymph nodes and lymphoid tissues and aid in the immune response.


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Thymus: Definition, Functions & Location

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Chapter 49 / Lesson 12
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The human immune system is responsible for protecting the body from foreign invaders as well as internal problems. In this lesson, you will learn about part of the immune system known as the thymus.


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