What Are the Organs of the Immune System?


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What organ develops T-cells during childhood?

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1. Sometimes people develop leukemia, a type of cancer involving lymphocytes. One treatment for leukemia is a bone marrow transplant where the bone marrow is irradiated and destroyed and new bone marrow is transplanted in. Why are these patients more susceptible to infection immediately after a bone marrow transplant?

2. Why do the tonsils become chronically infected?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet, which are available at any time, help you see how much you know about the immune system and its organs. T-cells and tonsils are some topics addressed on the multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed over the following topics:

  • The job of lymph nodes
  • An organ that utilizes acid and enzymes to kill pathogens
  • How T-cells are created
  • Why tonsils can get infected chronically
  • Why cancer patients are more susceptible to sickness after a bone marrow transplant

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the creation of T-cells during childhood
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the role of lymph nodes and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different organs of the immune system

Additional Learning

See what more you can learn using the lesson called, What Are the Organs of the Immune System? If you complete this lesson, you can cover more topics like:

  • The importance of the immune system
  • Enemies of this system
  • Characteristics of bone marrow
  • Roles of the spleen