|Structure of Lymphatic Vessels
|| Lymphatic vessels, also
called lymphatics, range in size from lymphatic
capillaries to large diameter lymphatic ducts.
|| Lymphatic capillaries, also
known as terminal lymphatics, consists of a complex of
blind-ended, small diameter vessels that collect the lymph
in the peripheral tissues. Fluid and larger particulate matter,
including viruses and bacteria, enter these capillaries between
overlapping endothelial cells that act as one-way valves.
Interstitial fluid in this way is constantly monitored.