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Ch 6: Terminology for the Lymphatic & Immune Systems

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter will help you review the terminology and pathology of the human lymphatic system. Use the video lessons and interactive quizzes to quickly and easily prepare for an exam, study for class or explore new knowledge about the human body.

Terminology for the Lymphatic & Immune Systems - Chapter Summary

The lymphatic system serves many important functions within the body. Use these lessons to explore the function and anatomy of the lymph system and how it relates to the body's immune response. You will also explore some common pathologies and medical treatments involving the lymph system. These lessons are designed with convenience in mind, you can review the material whenever you like, using a wide variety of devices. Once you have completed the lesson you can quickly test what you have learned using the self-assessment quizzes included. In these lessons, you'll study topics like:

  • What the lymph system does and its anatomy
  • The vocabulary used to discuss the lymph and immune systems
  • How the immune system functions at the cellular level
  • What the most common and most serious pathologies are for the immune and lymph systems

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: Terminology for the Lymphatic & Immune Systems
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What is the Lymphatic System? - Structures, Function & Vocabulary

1. What is the Lymphatic System? - Structures, Function & Vocabulary

Your lymphatic system is an important part of your body's defense team. Learn about structures of the lymphatic system, such as the lymphatic vessels, spleen, thymus gland, tonsils and Peyer's patches, and the roles they play in keeping you healthy.

Vocabulary for Major Pathology & Diagnostics of the Lymphatic System

2. Vocabulary for Major Pathology & Diagnostics of the Lymphatic System

This lesson is chock full of terms related to the pathologies of the lymphatic system. From the differences between lymphadenitis, lymphadenopathy, and lymphadenomegaly, to splenorrhagia and more!

The Immune System at the Cellular Level: Terminology

3. The Immune System at the Cellular Level: Terminology

This lesson defines several terms related to the microscopic aspects of the immune system: immunity, lymphocytes, B cells, T cells, macrophages, dendritic cells, complements, interferon, and lymphokines.

Medical Terms for Major Pathology & Diagnostics of the Immune System

4. Medical Terms for Major Pathology & Diagnostics of the Immune System

You have a pretty good internal police force in your body known as the immune system. And just like a police force, sometimes our immune systems can do things they're not supposed to. Find out what can go wrong in this lesson.

Medical Terms for Treatments Related to the Immune System

5. Medical Terms for Treatments Related to the Immune System

While our immune system is there to protect us, it can sometimes overstep its bounds and hurt us, or it can be too weak to help us out. That's why we turn to immunotherapy, which can help in either instance.

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