Anatomy & Physiology Circulatory #9

Question

Which student statement requires clarification from the instructor regarding the organs of the lymph system?

Answers

  1. “The heart is an organ of the lymph system.”
    • Rationale:

      The heart is an organ of the circulatory system, not the lymphatic system; therefore, this student statement requires clarification by the instructor.

  2. “The tonsils are an organ of the lymph system.”
    • Rationale:

      This is a true statement as the lymph nodes are an organ of the lymphatic system.

  3. “The bone marrow is an organ of the lymph system.”
    • Rationale:

      This is a true statement as the bone marrow is an organ of the lymphatic system.

  4. “The thymus gland is an organ of the lymph system.”
    • Rationale:

      This is a true statement as the tonsils are an organ of the lymphatic system.

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 also consists of lymph nodes, organs, and vessels. Lymphatic organs include the bone marrow, thymus gland, tonsils, and the spleen. The heart is an organ of the circulatory, not lymphatic, system.

Test Taking Tip

Ask yourself if each statement is true or false. The false statement, which requires clarification, is the correct answer choice for this question.

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