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What's the function of the thoracic duct?

The function of the thoracic duct is to transport lymph back into the circulatory system. Interstitial fluid is collected by lymph capillaries from the interstitial space. Lymph then moves through lymphatic vessels to lymph nodes. Lymphatic vessels merge to create the lymphatic ducts which drain into the venous system.

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Likewise, what does the thoracic duct drain into?

The thoracic duct usually starts from the level of the twelfth thoracic vertebrae (T12) and extends to the root of the neck. It It drains into the systemic (blood) circulation at the junction of the left subclavian and internal jugular veins, at the commencement of the brachiocephalic vein.

Subsequently, question is, which side is the thoracic duct on? left

Thereof, where does the thoracic duct receives lymph from?

The thoracic duct is the largest lymphatic vessel that drains up to 75% of the body's lymph [10] from the entire left body and the right side of the body below the diaphragm [11]. The adult right lymphatic duct receives lymph from the right thorax, arm, and head and neck region (Figure 1).

What is the function of right lymphatic duct and thoracic duct which one has the SAC?

The lymphatic vessels return the lymph to the venous system via two main channels: The right lymphatic duct drains the right thorax, upper limb, head and neck. The thoracic duct drains all lymph from the lower half of the body.

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