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Friday, April 20, 2007

Lymphatic Drainage is High Yield for the USMLE

Here's some basic information about lymphatic drainage:

Pretty simple, which is how I like it. Apo B48 is on chylomicrons which carry the dietary lipids. I remember this by its the apolipoprotein that is in the food before (B4) you ate (8). Okay, its not really before you ate it its after you ate it, but I think it gets the point across that ApoB48 is for the lipids that you eat and so is therefore found on chylomicrons. Since lipid soluble vitamins are absorbed with your dietary lipids, chylomicrons also contain fat soluble vitamins.

The right lymphatic duct also drains into venous blood but instead of the left internal jugular/subclavian vein, its into the right ones.

So it was just a quick doodle and explanation today about these straight forward points. I'm sure you can think of a lot of other integrated info about lymphatic system which I encourage you to share in the comments section.


Anonymous said...

8=ATE (so just ATE)

USMLE said...

Could training after a lymphatic drainage massage, spread toxins around the body and cause flu like symptoms?

My husband went training after a lymphatic drainage massage to help with a calf injury. One hour later he felt sick and cold and experienced flu like symptoms which are continuing. We were wondering if it was a result of the training afterward or if he has caught a virus. Thanks.