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The Lymphatic System and Immunity

Lymphatic System
1. Describe the functions of the lymphatic system.
2. Explain how lymph is formed and transported.
3. Describe the structure and function of tonsils, lymph nodes, the spleen, and the thymus.
4. Define the concepts of specificity and memory as they apply to immunity.
Innate Immunity
5. Define innate immunity and describe the cells and chemical mediators involved.
6. List the events that occur during an inflammatory response and explain their significance.
Adaptive Immunity
7. Define the term antigen.
8. Describe the origin, development, activation, and proliferation of lymphocytes.
9. Define antibody-mediated immunity and cell-mediated immunity and name the cells responsible for each.
10. Diagram the structure of an antibody and describe the effects produced by antibodies.
11. Discuss the primary and secondary responses to an antigen. Explain the basis for long-lasting immunity.
12. Describe the functions of T cells.
Immune Interactions
13. Explain how innate, antibody-mediated, and cell-mediated immunity can function together to eliminate an antigen.
14. Define and give examples of immunotherapy.
Acquired Immunity
15. Explain the four ways that adaptive immunity can be acquired.
Effects of Aging on the Lymphatic System and Immunity
16. Describe how aging affects the lymphatic system and immunity.

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