Where does the thoracic duct of the lymph system drain into?
The long thoracic duct begins at the cysterna chyli and continues superiorly to drain the lymph from the legs, abdomen, left arm, and left side of the thorax, neck, and head into the left subclavian vein, then on to its juncture with an internal jugular vein to drain lymph into venous blood
The main collecting duct for the lymphatic system is the thoracic duct located alongside the aorta in the thoracic region of the body. Most lower body lymph (lymph from the front and back of both legs and the abdominal area) migrate to the thoracic duct then from the duct, lymph dumps into the left subclavian vein. The lymph then becomes part of the vascular system and the lymphatic process starts all over again.
The major lymphatic duct is the Thoracic Duct which returns lymph from the the whole body except from the right side of the head and the right arm/shoulder. These parts are drained by the Subclavian Trunk. Both vessels drain into the junction of the subclavian and jugular veins on their respective sides. Hope this helps! Aj :) The right lymphatic duct drains lymph from the right upper extremity, head, and thorax. This duct is not…
How does the way lymph drains from the right thoracic duct differ from the way it drains from the left thoracic duct?
The lymphatic system collects lymph - extravasated serum, nutrients and waste products - and returns the fluid to the circulatory system. Lymph is formed in all capillary beds, including the capillary beds in the intestines, and certain macronutrients are deliberately transported by the lymph from the intestines to the heart. The thoracic duct is the largest and the terminal lymph vessel, running approximately parallel to the inferior vena cava and terminating in the right atrium.
The processed lymph will exit one of the lymph ducts, the right lymph duct or the Thoracic duct, depending on where the lymph came from. When it exists the lymph duct, it will enter the subclavian vein, which is also near the superior vena cava, the final vein before blood enters the heart. The lymph once again a part of the bloodstream. It will once again serve its purpose as tissue fluid. hahaha
The two major lymphatic vessels of the body are the thoracic duct and right lymphatic duct. 1. Thoracic duct: - the largest lymphatic vessel of the body. - drains lymph from the entire body, except for the upper right quadrant, and returns it to the left subclavian vein of the cardiovascular system. 2.Right lymphatic duct: drains lymph from the upper right portion of the body (right arm, right side of the head and neck, and…