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Experimental study of lymphatic contractility and its clinical importance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2417536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Lymphatic contractility in rats was studied, and changes in lymphatic contractility were recorded under the influence of various factors. We suggest that this contraction is not only the essential driving force in lymph drainage, but also that it plays an important role in the effect resulting from external forces. It was proved that there are alpha- and beta-receptors on the smooth muscle of the lymphatics. Under the control of neurohumoral factors, alpha and beta receptors regulate the lymphatic motion coordinately. We recommend that the lymphatics that still have contractile function be selected for lymphaticovenous anastomoses or other microlymphatic operations for treating lymphedema. Diluted epinephrine is dropped onto the local lymphatic to identify its contractile function.
Authors:
G Y Wang; S Z Zhong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0148-7043     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-02-12     Completed Date:  1986-02-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Denervation
Epinephrine / pharmacology
Female
Isotonic Solutions / pharmacology
Knee
Lymph / physiology
Lymphatic System / blood supply,  innervation,  physiology*
Male
Muscle Contraction* / drug effects
Muscle, Smooth / drug effects,  physiology
Rats
Staining and Labeling
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Isotonic Solutions; 0/Locke's solution; 51-43-4/Epinephrine

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