Contractility patterns of normal and pathologically changed human lymphatics.

@article{Olszewski2002ContractilityPO,
  title={Contractility patterns of normal and pathologically changed human lymphatics.},
  author={Waldemar Lech Olszewski},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={979},
  pages={52-63; discussion 76-9}
}
Human leg lymphatics contract spontaneously, rhythmically propelling lymph. This intrinsic property regulates the fluid environment in the intercellular space in skin, connective tissue, and perivascular spaces. The pressures generated by lymphatic contractions constitute the main force for lymph flow. This mechanism is of utmost importance during night rest, anesthesia, and immobilization, as well as in those with damaged peripheral motor neurons. All supporting forces are only secondary to… CONTINUE READING

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