Lymphatic and Immune Systems
At the completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
1. Briefly outline the components of the lymphatic and immune systems.
2. Contrast the composition of lymph with that of interstitial fluid.
3. Outline the general circulation of lymph through lymphatic vessels and nodes.
4. List several major groups of lymph nodes and their locations.
5. List the lymphatic functions of the following: tonsils, thymus, spleen.
6. Outline an overview of innate immunity.
7. List and briefly discuss the three lines of immune defense.
8. Discuss the significance of fever and inflammation.
9. Outline the roles of the following: macrophages, diapedesis, NK cells, interferon.
10. Give an overview of adaptive immunity.
11. Discuss the major types of immune system molecules and indicate how antibodies and complement proteins function.
12. Discuss the diversity of antibodies and their functions.
13. Discuss and contrast the development and functions of B and T cells.
14. Compare and contrast antibody-mediated and cell-mediated immunity.