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glossary:afferent_lymphatic_vessels

Afferent lymphatic vessels:

Vessels that carry lymph into the lymph nodes. Afferent lymphatic vessels enter the nodes at multiple points on their convex surface; efferent vessels leave at the indented hilum. Afferent lymphatic vessels are only found in lymph nodes. This is in contrast to efferent lymphatic vessel which are also found in the thymus and spleen.

glossary/afferent_lymphatic_vessels.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)