PHYSIOLOGY OF ADULT HOMO SAPIENS - SYSTEMIC BLOOD AND LYMPH CIRCULATION (ANGIOLOGY)
(see also blood, heart, and cardiovascular diseases)

Table of contents :


  • blood vessels
  • lymph vessels


  • Blood vessels Lymph vessels : they have valves that only allow unidirectional flow through the lymph nodes (LNs) towards the body's core. Lymph vessels channel the constant stream of interstitial fluid (the lymph) through successively larger branches into the thoracic duct. Rhythmic changes in intrathoracic pressure during respiration and peripheral increases in interstitial pressure of compression of lymph vessels, for example, due to muscle work, propel the lymph through the thoracic duct into the left subclavian vein (lymph from avoce the diaphragm returns to the circulation through the bronchomediastinal duct or the right lymph trunk).
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