The Revision Guide for Student Nurses (Part I)

The Lymphatic System


  1. List the functions of the lymphatic system.
  2. What are lymphocytes?
  3. What is lymph?
  4. List the 4 main components of the lymphatic system, and briefly describe the function of each.
  5. What are the lymphatic capillaries found within the villi of the small intestine called?
  6. State the 2 functions of lymph nodes.
  7. What is a portal, and why is this relevant to this module?
  8. List the 10 lymph nodes, and state the location of each.
  9. What do the cisterna chyli and thoracic duct have in common?
  10. List 4 structures that contain lymphatic tissue.
  11. List the 4 main functions of the spleen.
  12. What might enlarged lymph nodes indicate?