lymphatic duct


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lym·phat·ic duct

one of the two large lymph channels, right lymphatic duct or thoracic duct.

lym·phat·ic duct

(lim-fat'ik dŭkt)
One of the two large lymph channels, right lymphatic duct or thoracic duct
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lymphatic duct

Either of two main ducts conveying lymph to the bloodstream: the left lymphatic (thoracic) and the right lymphatic duct, which drains lymph from the right side of the body above the diaphragm. It discharges into the right subclavian vein. It is smaller than the left lymphatic duct.
See: thoracic duct; illustration
See also: duct
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Adrenaline with pyrroxanum (1 x [10.sup.5] M/l) accelerated the rhythmic contractions of the lymphatic duct to 87.27% (p < 0.01) and suppressed the amplitude of contractions to 22.41 % (p < 0.05) in control animals.
Regions of most of the organs lying on or near the midline, such as lungs, diaphragm and heart, follow different pathways either to the thoracic duct or to the trunks feeding into right lymphatic duct (1).
Lymphedema occurs when the lymphatic ducts become blocked and a buildup of lymph fluid occurs in the fatty tissues just under the skin, resulting in swelling (Lymphedema, 2004).
Ever larger lymph channels, or collecting lymphatics, route lymph eventually to the largest lymph vessels, the right lymphatic duct and the thoracic duct.
The left branch courses as previously described, while the right branch terminates into the right subclavian vein with the right lymphatic duct. This is why chylous fistulas can occasionally be seen with right neck dissections.
The cisterna chyli and lymph nodes were successfully embolized in the first intervention, but there was continuation of the chylothoraxes through development of collateral lymphatic ducts seen leaking into both hemithorax.
Refined table salt can prevent the free crossing of liquids and minerals thereby causing fluids to accumulate and stagnate in the joints, lymphatic ducts, lymph nodes and kidneys.
Primer intestinal lymphangiectasis is a rare disorder manifested by the presence of large lymphatic ducts leading to protein-losing enteropathy.