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    Hi!

    Could you please explain what are the differences between tissue fluid and lymph and how they are formed.

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    (Original post by the_wizzz)
    Hi!

    Could you please explain what are the differences between tissue fluid and lymph and how they are formed.

    Thanks!
    No-one wants to know about what fluids you get on tissues . Sorry couldn't resist.

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    (Original post by musicboy)
    No-one wants to know about what fluids you get on tissues . Sorry couldn't resist.

    MB
    Lol.

    Anyway, lymph is tissue fluid without its proteins (as they are too large to pass through membranes), so to form lymph, you just rmove the porteins from tissue fluid. I'm not sure how tissue fluid is formed though, in my mind, it's just sort of, there!
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    Tissue fluid has some protein in it. The protein in tissue fluid is present as some cells secrete proteins.

    Tissue fluid is formed when plasma leaks through fenestrations in capillaries.
    Lymph is formed when excess tissue fluid drains into lymphatic vesssels.

    Lymph has a simillar composition to tissue fluid, except:

    In the liver there is a higher protein concentration
    In the small intestine there is a high lipid content (after a meal)
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    Thanks guys!
 
 
 
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