Flashcards in Mocrpcirculation Of The Lymphatics. Deck (18):
What is the rate of flow of Lymph?
3L per day.
What does the term "Lymph" indicate?
What are initial lympathics?
Small, blind-ended terminal lymph vessels.
What forms the wall of initial lymphatics?
How is the flow into the vessel of a initial lymphatic maintained in one direction.
Overlapping free edges of the endothelial cell act as a valve.
Difference in lymph node presentation in infection and cancer?
In infection they get larger and painful but in cancer there is no pain.
Compare the pores on the initial lymphatics with blood capillaries.
What is a lymphangion?
Can be considered a miniature lymphatic heart. A segment between two valves.
The lymphatic system is associated with the transport of what dietary substance?
The return of filtered protein is necessary for mainteneace of what?
Functions of the lymphatic system.
Fluid transport, Immunity and digestion.
The plasma membrane is permeable to what sibstances?
The plasma membrane is impermeable to...
The major organ which syspnthesises protein.
Less protein will lead to...
Fluid leaking out of the BLANK.
What is known as bulk flow?
The process by which protein free plasma leaves the capillary.
Why is the interstitial fluid osmotic pressure very low?
This i because the fluid flows very very slowly.