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Chapter 20: Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatic System

Chapter 20: Peripheral Vascular System and Lymphatic System

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Lymphatic System
Jarvis: Physical Examination & Health Assessment, 7th Edition
MULTIPLE CHOICE
1.   Which statement is true regarding the arterial system?
a.

Arteries are large-diameter vessels.

b.

The arterial system is a high-pressure system.

c.

The walls of arteries are thinner than those of the veins.

d.

Arteries can greatly expand to accommodate a large blood volume increase.

 
 2.   The nurse is reviewing the blood supply to the arm. The major artery supplying the arm is the _____ artery.
a.

Ulnar

b.

Radial

c.

Brachial

d.

Deep palmar

3.   The nurse is preparing to assess the dorsalis pedis artery. Where is the correct location for palpation?
a.

Behind the knee

b.

Over the lateral malleolus

c.

In the groove behind the medial malleolus

d.

Lateral to the extensor tendon of the great toe

 4.   A 65-year-old patient is experiencing pain in his left calf when he exercises that disappears after resting for a few minutes. The nurse recognizes that this description is most consistent with _______ the left leg.
a.

Venous obstruction of

b.

Claudication due to venous abnormalities in

c.

Ischemia caused by a partial blockage of an artery supplying

d.

Ischemia caused by the complete blockage of an artery supplying

 5.   The nurse is reviewing venous blood flow patterns. Which of these statements best describes the mechanism(s) by which venous blood returns to the heart?
a.

Intraluminal valves ensure unidirectional flow toward the heart.

b.

Contracting skeletal muscles milk blood distally toward the veins.

c.

High-pressure system of the heart helps facilitate venous return.

d.

Increased thoracic pressure and decreased abdominal pressure facilitate venous return to the heart.


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