This set of Human Anatomy Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Spleen”.
1. The spleen is located in lower right thoracic cavity above the diaphragm.
Explanation: Spleen is located in the upper left region of abdominal cavity beneath the diaphragm.
2. The spleen’s sinuses are filled with __________
Explanation: Sinusoids is a small blood vessel that is a type of capillary. It is found in liver, bone marrow, spleen etc. It is filled with blood.
3. Nodule of spleen contains?
a) Red pulp and white pulp
b) Hormone producing cells
c) Glucose stored as glycogen
d) Cells producing platelets
Explanation: Spleen contains red pulp and white pulps. Red pulp is composed of connective tissue known as cords of Billroth.
4. White pulp contains mostly ___________
d) Red blood cells
Explanation: White pulp is the histological region of the spleen. White pulp is lymphatic tissue mainly made u of white blood cells.
5. Lymph is cleansed in lymph nodes and blood is cleansed in the spleen.
Explanation: Old red blood cells are recycled in the spleen. The platelets and white blood cells are stored in the spleen.
6. The length of the spleen is approximately ____________
Explanation: The length of the spleen is approximately 12-14cm. It is a bean shaped structure. It weighs about 150 grams.
7. __________ is the venous compartment of spleen and is important to break down RBC’s
a) White pulp
b) Red pulp
Explanation: The red pulp of spleen is composed of connective tissue. Its primary function is to filter the blood and worn out red blood cells.
8. Polycythemia is _____ RBC’s.
Explanation: Polycythemia is an abnormal increase in red blood cell production in bone marrow. It is divided into 2 main categories. They are primary and secondary Polycythemia.
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