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1. What is the lymphatic system?- A network of vessels, lymphatic tissue, organs and lymphatic fluid known as lymph. 2. Name the fluid involved in this system.-Lymph 3. As a system, what is it’s function?- Responds to pathogens and foreign substances. 4. Name the fluid that seeps from the blood capillaries throughout your body.-Lymph 5. What percentage of this fluid becomes lymph?- 10% 6. What are lymphatic capillaries?- Microscopic vessels found among most blood capillary networks. 7. What do they form when they converge?- Lymphatic collecting vessels 8. What do these vessels form when they merge?- Lymphatic trunks 9. Where do these vessels drain?- Right lymphatic duct and thoracic duct 10. From where does the right lymphatic duct receive lymph?- Right upper limb, thorax, head and neck 11. Where does the right lymphatic duct empty?- Right subclavian vein 12. From where does the thoracic duct receive lymph?-Remaining regions of the body 13. Where does it empty?- Left subclavian vein 14. Which lymphatic duct is larger, the right lymphatic duct or the thoracic duct?- Thoracic duct

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