The Complement System: Definition and Function


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Which of the following is FALSE regarding opsonization?

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1. A membrane attack complex is most like which of the following?

2. Which of the following is NOT a function of the complement system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The complement system can be described as a collection of molecules that kill pathogens directly or help phagocytes recognize and kill a pathogen. This quiz and worksheet will help you test your understanding of the function and structure of this system. The questions on the quiz will test you on processes and structures involved in the function of the complement system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The process of Opsonization
  • Membrane attack complexes
  • The purpose and function of the entire complement system as a whole
  • Identify complements
  • The complement system is part of what larger system

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on the function of the complement system from the related lesson on this topic
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and ideas, such as opsonization, the complement system, and membrane attack complex
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the complement system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the complement system

Additional Learning

To learn more about the function of the complement system, review the accompanying lesson on this topic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and describe the complement system
  • Define opsonization and chemotaxis
  • Define and describe membrane attack complexes