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Marvellous net
The lower part of giraffes' legs undergo a very high blood pressure due to their size and their almost permanent standing position. They have a very resistant capillary system to avoid oedemas, called rete mirabile in Latin. This capillary network, also called "marvelous net", has inspired the anti-g outfits of astronauts and fighter pilots.
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