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