Constitution of the Lymphatic System

Valeriy M. Petrenko, PhD, ScD*

Center rehabilitation of the motionless patients, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

*Corresponding author: Valeriy M. Petrenko, PhD, ScD, Center rehabilitation of the motionless patients, 6-2-65, Karbysheva str. 194021, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. E-mail:


The lymphatic system consists of two types segments – general (systemic or periarterial) and special (own, intervalvular). The segments organize all the system’s reactions in response to its environmental influences. This paper presents the results of the research the common structure of all the sections of the lymphatic bed.

lymphatic system; segment; valve; artery.
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Int J Biomed. 2012; 2(4):300-301. © 2012 International Medical Research and Development Corporation. All rights reserved.