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glossary:lymphatic_trunks

Lymphatic Trunks:

The largest lymphatic_vessels that transport lymph to the lymphatic_ducts. The largest lymphatic trunk, the thoracic duct, carries lymph from the lower half of the body and the posterior mediastinum.

The ducts on the right of the body join to form the right lymphatic duct. The opening of the lymphatic ducts into the veins is subject to considerable anatomical variation; it is located in the supra-clavicular fossa, in the angle formed by the internal jugular and subclavian veins.

glossary/lymphatic_trunks.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)