Lymph Movement page 655

1. Lymph flow a. Lymph is under low pressure and may not flow readily without external aid.

b. Lymph is moved by the contraction of skeletal muscles and low pressure in the thorax created by breathing movements.

2. Obstruction of lymph movement a. Any condition that interferes with the flow of lymph results in edema.

b. Obstruction of lymphatic vessels due to surgical removal of lymph nodes causes edema in the affected area.

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