The Lymphatic and Immune System - Quiz B

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1

What is the name of any of a large group of diseases characterized by a condition in which the immune system produces antibodies to work against its own tissues?

autoimmune disorder

2

Which group of lymph nodes are located along the sides of the neck?

cervical

3

Which term describes the role of the spleen in removing and destroying worn-out red blood cells?

hemolytic

4

Which abnormal structure is a benign tumor made up of abnormal lymphatic vessels?

lymphangioma

5

Which substance is a family of proteins whose specialty is fighting viruses by slowing or stopping their multiplication?

interferon

6

Which condition is a carcinoma derived from glandular tissue?

adenocarcinoma

7

Which structures are small bundles of lymphatic tissue located on the walls of the ileum?

Peyer's patches

8

Which term means harmful, tending to spread, becoming progressively worse, and life threatening?

malignant

9

Which condition is a malignant tumor derived from muscle tissue?

myosarcoma

10

Which form of therapy involves the use of radioactive materials implanted into the tissues to be treated?

brachytherapy

11

Which medication is administered to prevent the rejection of donor tissue?

immunosuppressant

12

Which test is used to screen for the presence of HIV antibodies?

ELISA

13

Which term describes any substance that the body regards as foreign?

antigen

14

Which pathogen is a small bacterium that lives in lice, fleas, ticks, and mites?

rickettsia

15

Which viral infection is commonly known as chickenpox?

varicella

16

Which bacterial pathogen causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever?

rickettsia

17

Which term describes the process by which cancer spreads from the primary site to a secondary site?

metastasize

18

Which type of medication is used as an immunosuppressant and as an antineoplastic?

cytotoxic

19

Which term describes the process by which a tumor creates its own blood supply?

angiogenesis

20

Which substance(s) produced in the laboratory is used as a postexposure preventive measure against certain viruses such as rabies?

synthetic immunoglobulins