Anatomy & Physiology Question #12


The nurse is caring for a patient that has rhinitis. Which lymphoid organ should the nurse identify that is associated with mucus?


  1. Tonsils
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  2. Pancreas
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  3. Spleen
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  4. Liver
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The correct answer is C. The lymphoid organs include the thymus, spleen, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue of the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and urogenital tracts. The pancreas and liver are not lymphoid organs.

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