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Nurs Stand. 2012 Dec 12-2013 Jan 1;27(15-17):37-42.

The lymphatic system.

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  • 1School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee.


This article, which forms part of the life sciences series, examines the lymphatic system, focusing on the anatomy and physiology of lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes and lymph fluid. The flow of lymph through the body is described and the regulatory mechanisms involved are identified and discussed. In addition, there is a brief examination of common disorders of the lymphatic system, including lymphoma, lymphoedema and tonsillitis.

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