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lymphatic vessels:

blind-ended tubes lined by endothelial cells
-absorb fluid from interstitium, pass it back into blood stream
-inflammatory cell and antigen movement from peripheral tissue to nearest local lymph node for recognition in response


lymphatic vessel appearance

-possess valve
-clear content, no erythrocytes, occasionally lymphocytes


lymphatic vessel flow

-deliver lymph to lymph nodes (which are regional monitoring centers for immune response)
-lymph flows in one direction from periphery to heart
-surrounding tissues compress or expand on vessel
-one way valve prevents backflow