Lymphatic System Disorders

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The spleen has a number of important functions, which include:

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lymph production, hematopoiesis, platelet production.

B

hematopoiesis, destruction of old erythrocytes, blood reservoir.

C

defense from infection, metabolism of vitamins, platelet production.

D

lipid metabolism, production of hemoglobin, water absorption.

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Question 2
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The function of the hormones secreted by the thymus gland is to:

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break down old erythrocytes and recycle the hemoglobin.

B

concentrate the lymph and filter out toxins.

C

stimulate lymph production.

D

enable lymphocytes to develop into mature T cells.

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Question 3
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Malignant neoplasms involving lymphocyte proliferation in the lymph nodes are called:

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lymphomas

B

myelomas

C

lymphocytomas

D

lymphedemas

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Question 4
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The atypical cell that serves as a marker for diagnosing Hodgkin's lymphoma is the:

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monocyte.

B

Ann Arbor cell

C

Hodgkin's lymphocyte

D

Reed-Sternberg cell

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Question 5
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The staging system typically used in determining the stage of the Hodgkin's lymphoma is the:

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Reed-Sternberg system.

B

sequential staging system.

C

Ann Arbor system.

D

differential landmark system.

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Question 6
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One of the reasons non-Hodgkin's lymphomas are harder to treat than Hodgkin's lymphomas is that they:

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tend to be much larger than Hodgkin's lymphomas.
B
involve multiple nodes and widespread metastases.
C
are not affected by the newer drug treatments.
D
are asymptomatic until they reach stage IV.
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Question 7
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Multiple myeloma is a neoplastic disease of unknown etiology occurring in older adults and involving:

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plasma cells.
B
T cells.
C
NK cells.
D
monocytes.
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Question 8
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Elephantiasis, caused by the obstruction of lymphatic vessels by parasitic worms, is an example of the condition known as:

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plasma cell myeloma.
B
diverticulitis.
C
lymphedema.
D
obstructive vessel disorder.
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Question 9
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A rare illness that involves the overgrowth of lymphoid tissue, although not itself considered a cancer is:

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Castleman disease.
B
hyperlymphatic disease.
C
hypolymphatic disease.
D
Ann Arbor disease.
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Question 10
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Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas are increasing in incidence, partly due to the numbers associated with:

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an increase in resistant microorganisms.
B
an increase in adult obesity.
C
an increase in high cholesterol levels.
D
an increase in HIV infections.
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