CHAPTER 16

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1) The dermis is composed of connective tissue and serves the primary purpose of providing direct protection from the external environment.

FALSE

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2) Microorganisms that are members of the normal microbiota are also known to cause disease.

TRUE

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3) Maturation of stem cells into mature blood cells occurs in the red bone marrow.

TRUE

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4) The inflammatory response can only be triggered by an infection.

FALSE

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5) Histamine and kinins cause increased blood flow and capillary permeability.

TRUE

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6) Aspirin alleviates pain, inflammation, and fever by inhibiting prostaglandins.

TRUE

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7) Complement proteins in their intact and unactivated form act as opsonins by binding to microorganisms and promoting phagocytosis.

FALSE

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8) Digestion of microorganisms occurs in phagosomes.

FALSE

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9) An example of a TLR would be peptidoglycan found in the cell wall of gram-positive bacteria.

FALSE

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10) Ingestion of certain lactic acid bacteria (LABs) has been shown to be beneficial for function and health of the intestinal tract.

TRUE