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Getting the pressure right: how do we know?

Neil Piller
14 February 2014

<p>The lymphatic system is a low-flow, low-pressure system, with the latter generally remaining in single figures, but occasionally rising to 40–50 mmHg when blocked. These low pressures – coupled with the delicate nature of even the collecting lymphatics, their location, and the relatively few muscular and structural elements in their walls – mean that the lymphatic system is very sensitive to external pressures, even more so than the venous system.</p>

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