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What are the characteristics of the lymphatic vessels that encourage fluid uptake?

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What are the characteristics of the lymphatic vessels that encourage fluid uptake?

Lymphatic Vessel:

The amount of interstitial fluid in tissues increases due to leakage from blood capillaries. Lymphatic vessels are the drainage vessels that collect the extra interstitial fluid as lymph and return it to the circulatory system.

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Lymphatic vessels have certain characteristics that encourage the uptake of fluids from tissues. First, the endothelial cells that form the walls of...

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Lymphatic Vessels: Definition & Function

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Chapter 6 / Lesson 22
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In this lesson, you will learn what lymphatic vessels are and why they are important for fluid management, immune function, and fat absorption. You'll then take a short quiz to test your knowledge.


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