The lymphatic system
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The lymphatic system

Ella McLafferty Retired, was senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Charles Hendry Retired, was senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Alistair Farley Lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee

This article, which forms part of the life sciences series, examines the lymphatic system, focusing on the anatomy and physiology of lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes and lymph fluid. The flow of lymph through the body is described and the regulatory mechanisms involved are identified and discussed. In addition, there is a brief examination of common disorders of the lymphatic system, including lymphoma, lymphoedema and tonsillitis.

Nursing Standard. 27, 15,37-42. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.12.27.15.37.c9482

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