Intrinsic contractility of leg lymphatics in man. Preliminary communication.

Intralymphatic pressures were measured in subcutaneous trunks of 5 randomly selected healthy individuals. Rhythmic pulse waves of different frequency, amplitude of 1-33 mmHg, duration of 6-8 sec and steadily increasing mean pressure up to 50-120 mmHg were found, with subjects in the upright position and motionless. Coincidence of the rhythm of pulse waves… CONTINUE READING