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right lymphatic duct

right lymphatic duct in Medicine

right lymphatic duct n.
One of the two terminal lymphatic vessels, formed by the union of the right jugular lymphatic vessel and vessels from the lymph nodes of the right upper extremity, thoracic wall, and both lungs; lying on the right side of the root of the neck and emptying into the right brachiocephalic vein. Also called right thoracic duct.

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  • These open by the right lymphatic duct into the venous system on the right side of the neck.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • There is a smaller duct on the right side—the right lymphatic duct.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

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