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lymph ves·sels

the vessels that convey the lymph; they anastomose freely with each other.
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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.
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Lymph vessels

Part of the lymphatic system, these vessels connect lymph capillaries with the lymph nodes; they carry lymph, a thin, watery fluid resembling blood plasma and containing white blood cells.
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They also found evidence for blood and lymph vessels in the dura of autopsied human brain tissue.
To examine lymph vessel transport of Tm-DOTMA, Tm distribution within the lymph vessel between the iliac and renal lymph node was measured (Figure 2(f)).
However, during video-assisted thoracoscopic procedures the lymph vessels are not emptied before clamping.
In this condition lymph nodes are enlarged and solid tumorous are found in the lymphatic system causing obstruction in the lymph vessels and also affecting the lymphatic vessels of the intestine.34 This causes decreased absorption and increased leaking of digested food in the lumen leading to malabsorption.
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The basic morphological data of the lymph vessels and the primo vessels observed in the current work with DiI are summarized in Table 1.
Blood vessels act like water pipes to bring in nutrients; lymph vessels drain away waste like sewer lines.
In human being, it causes recurrent lymphangitis which causes obliteration of lymph vessels. [5] It usually involves lymph nodes of groin region or as filarial lymphodema of lower limbs but presenting features as generalized lymphadenopathy is very rare as in our case which is described below.
Lymph vessels are often the path of transmission, with circulating tumor cells lodging in the lymph nodes - organs distributed throughout the body that act as immune system garrisons and traps for pathogens and foreign particles.
Lymphedema is a blockage of the lymph vessels that drain fluid from tissues throughout the body and that allow immune cells to travel where they are needed.