Lymphatic and immune systems Study guide

Lymphatic and immune systems Study guide - antigens? 10....

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Review questions: the lymphatic and immune systems 1. Why do we lose blood from our capillaries? How do we gain back the blood at the venous end of the capillary? 2. How does the lymphatic system assist us in retaining the lost blood (fluid and various substances)? 3. If the lymphatic vessels are so permeable, why does fluid move into the vessels but not out? 4. The flow of lymph through the lymph nodes is quite slow. Why is this desirable? 5. How do elastic components contribute to the function of the large arteries? 6. Explain how come our adaptive immune system does not attack (normally) our own (self) proteins. 7. The adaptive immune system is systemic. It also carries two additional functional features that distinguish it from the innate system. These are… 8. How do the adaptive and innate systems work together? Use Fig. 20.20 to better answer this question. 9. What is similar and what is different in the way the B cells and the T cells recognize their
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Unformatted text preview: antigens? 10. What is similar and what is different in the way the Tc cells and the T H cells recognize their antigens? 11. A virus infected our body. Will it be able to be recognized by 1) T cells 2) B cells 3) Both? 12. Thymic education is the process by which 13. Tc cells and NK cells are similar and different in what way? 14. How do our lymphocytes reach immunocompetence (in other words, how do we provide an answer to so many possible pathogens)? 15. What are the major functions of the spleen? Vocabulary bank Phagocytes ; Natural killer cells ; fever ; inflammation ; innate and adaptive immunity ; helper T cells ; cytotoxic T cells ; B cells ; Plasma cells ; memory cells ; cell-mediated and antigen-mediated immunity ; Antigen presenting cell (APC) ; thymic education ; thymus ; pyrogens ; antibodies ; antigen ; spleen ; lymph nodes ; red bone marrow ; lymph...
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