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Function of the Lymphatic System

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The lymphatic system plays an important role in both the circulatory and immune systems. The main functions of the lymphatic system include maintenance of interstitial fluid homeostasis and prevention of edema, clearance of cellular debris and metabolic waste products, immune traffic, and lipid absorption from the intestines. Moreover, the lymphatic system is also observed to have a high regenerative capacity [Lee et al. (Lymphedema: a concise compendium of theory and practice. Springer London, 2011); Liu (Lymphedema—diagnosis and treatment. Science Press, 2014); Tammela and Alitalo (Cell 140:460–76, 2010)].

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Li, Z., Yang, E., Long, X. (2021). Function of the Lymphatic System. In: Liu, N. (eds) Peripheral Lymphedema. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-3484-0_4

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