The Causes and Significance of Tissue Swelling


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How does inflammation cause a tissue to swell?

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1. Janet has been suffering from mononucleosis. She is severely fatigued, has a headache and a sore throat. Additionally, the lymph nodes in her neck have become swollen and painful. This is known as _____.

2. When is cell swelling no longer reversible?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you gauge your understanding of the characteristics of tissue swelling. You will need to know why tissues swell to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you review:

  • Characteristics of hematomas
  • Causes of tissue swelling
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Benign cancer

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as cardiomegaly and benign cancer
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding why tissues sometimes swell
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about swelling due to inflammatory cells

Additional Learning

To learn more about tissue swelling, review the corresponding lesson called The Causes and Significance of Tissue Swelling. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examine characteristics of lymphadenopathy
  • Determine why tissues swell and the process of inflammation
  • Identify what causes goiters
  • Understand necrosis