T he lym phatic sy stem • Figure 12.1
The lymphatic system consists of lymph, lymphatic vessels, lymphatic
tissues, and red bone marrow.
Tonsils
Submandibular node
Cervical node
Right internal jugular vein
Right lymphatic duct
Right subclavian vein
Thymus
Lymphatic vessel
Thoracic duct
Intestinal node
Large intestine
Red bone marrow
Lymphatic vessels
Left internal
jugular vein
Thoracic duct
Left subclavian
vein
Axillary node
Spleen
Aggregated
lymphatic
follicle
Small intestine
Iliac node
Inguinal node
Lymph nodes
f T
Area drained by
right lymphatic duct
Area drained by
thoracic duct
Components of the Lymphatic System Are Found Throughout the Body
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