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Blood, lymph & immune Review

Describe platelets Thrombocytes Smallest element in blood Fragments of cells Initiate blood clotting Hemostasis
Describe red blood cells Transport oxygen and carbon dioxide Most numerous of circulating blood cells Develop hemoglobin Live about 120 days Shaped like biconcave
Describe the spleen Acts as a filter Destroys old RBC's Stores healthy blood cells
Describe the thymus Responsible for cellular immunity Transforms lymphocytes into T cells
Describe the tonsils Masses of lymphatic tissue Protect upper respiratory structures
Describe white blood cells Protects the body from pathogens Remove debris Aid in the healing process Diapedesis Initiate inflammation and immune response
List autoimmune disease Myasthenia gravis Rheumatiod arthritis AIDS Allergies Thrombocytopenia vasculitis systemic lupus erythematosus
What is the function of histamines Initiate the inflammatory process
What are the two ducts of the lymph system Right lymphatic duct Thoracic duct
What are the four types of T cells Cyctotoxic Helper Suppressor Memory
What are the function of the lymph system Maintaining fluid balance Transporting lipids Filtering and removing unwanted or infectious material
What is an allergy acquired abnormal immune response
What is hematology Study of blood cells, blood-clotting mechanisms
Created by: tammyadams2009