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right lymphatic duct

receives lymph from the right upper part of the body

axillary lymph node

lymph node found on the thorax where the elbow meets when pulled back

lymphatic vessel

a vascular duct that carries lymph which is eventually added to the venous blood circulation

cisterna chyli

an enlarged pouch on the thoracic duct that serves as a storage area for lymph moving toward its point of entry into the venous system


oval lymphatic tissues on each side of the pharynx that filter air to protect the body from bacterial invasion; also called palatine

cervical lymph node

Occurs on lateral aspect of neck anterior to sternocleidomastoid muscle. Manifests in late childhood or early adulthood. Painless swelling, draining fistula occasionally develops.

mammary plexus

lymphatic vessels around the breasts


a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm

inguinal lymph node

lymph node found on the hind end


catch the scent of

nasal cavity

either of the two cavities lying between the floor of the cranium and the roof of the mouth and extending from the face to the pharynx


the passage to the stomach and lungs


a cartilaginous structure at the top of the trachea


membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi


two short branches located at the lower end of the trachea that carry air into the lungs.


two spongy organs, located in the thoracic cavity enclosed by the diaphragm and rib cage, responsible for respiration

upper tract

nose, pharynx, larynx

lower tract

consists of the bronchial tree and lungs


either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine


a bag that fills with air


either of a pair of thick-walled tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder


a ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening


duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct

acending colon



the terminal section of the alimentary canal

oral cavity

the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge


an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal

submandibular gland

a salivary gland inside the lower jaw on either side that produces most of the nocturnal saliva

descending colon

the part of the large intestine that descends from the transverse colon to the sigmoid colon

vermiform appendix

a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch


a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity


the part of the small intestine between the stomach and the jejunum

parotid gland

a large salivary gland that produces 50% of daytime saliva

transverse colon

the part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity and joins the ascending to the descending colon, the part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity and joins the ascending to the descending colon

sigmoid colon

the s-shaped curve between the descending colon and the rectum

small interstine

part of the digestve system in which most chemical digestive takes place


the passage between the pharynx and the stomach


large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity


the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens


a ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity

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