Anatomy & Physiology Circulatory #8

Question

Which is a primary circulatory function of the lymphatic system?

Answers

  1. Removal of excess fluid from the body
    • Rationale:

      The primary circulatory function of the lymphatic system is the removal of excess fluid from the human body.

  2. Removal of carbon dioxide from the body
    • Rationale:

      The primary circulatory function of the lymphatic system is not the removal of carbon dioxide from the body.

  3. Circulation of oxygen throughout the body
    • Rationale:

      The primary circulatory function of the lymphatic system is not the circulation of oxygen throughout the body.

  4. Circulation of nutrients throughout the body
    • Rationale:

      The primary circulatory function of the lymphatic system is not the circulation of nutrients throughout the body.

Overview

The lymphatic system is defined as the network of vessels through which lymph drains from the tissues into the blood.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

The lymphatic system is a subsystem of the circulatory system. It is also part of the immune system. The primary role of the lymphatic system in terms of its circulatory role is the removal of excess fluid from the body.

Test Taking Tip

Consider the function of the lymphatic system to correctly answer this question.

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