Lymphatic vessels


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lymph ves·sels

[TA]
the vessels that convey the lymph; they anastomose freely with each other.

lymph ves·sels

(limf ves'ĕlz) [TA]
These vessels form a network of thin-walled vessels that have many lymphatic valves; the vessels convey lymph nearly bodywide and anastomose freely with each other.
Synonym(s): vasa lymphatica, lymphatic vessels.

Lymphatic vessels

Vessels that carry a fluid called lymph from the tissues to the bloodstream.

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To investigate a possible endothelial damage caused by Tm-DOTMA administration, HE-stained lymphatic vessels were sectioned after administration of Gd-DO3A-butrol (Figure 3(a)) and Tm-DOTMA (Figure 3(b)).
LEC-specific deletion of SphK1 in the SphK2 knockout mouse inhibited lymphatic vessel maturation, indicating that SphKs and S1P in LECs are required for proper development of lymphatic vessels [3].
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