Definition of Thoracic duct
1. Noun. The major duct of the lymphatic system.
Generic synonyms: Lymph Vessel, Lymphatic Vessel
Medical Definition of Thoracic duct
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Literary usage of Thoracic duct
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1. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"that the effusion was chyle, the thoracic duct being torn just opposite the ... In 1891 Eyer reported a case of rupture of the thoracic duct, causing death ..."
2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"... viscera : the efferent vessels from these glands unite into a few large trunks, which, with the lacteals, form the commencement of the thoracic duct. ..."
3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"The Effect of Pilocarpine on the Output of Lymphocytes through the Thoracic Duct.— Rous (Jour Exp. Med., 1908, x, 329) has been able to confirm some ..."
4. The Morbid Anatomy of Some of the Most Important Parts of the Human Body by Matthew Baillie (1812)
"There was no obstruction at the entrance of the: thoracic duct into the venal system, ... This. diseased appearance of the thoracic duct has already been ..."
5. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1880)
"By SH GAGE, of Ithaca, NY THE thoracic duct or great lymphatic trunk which ... The lacteals and thoracic duct will, nearly always, be filled with the red ..."
6. American Men of Science: A Biographical Directory by Jaques Cattell, Jaques Cattell Press (1921)
"... multiple anemic infarcts of the liver; changes in bone marrow produced by splenectomy and hemolytic agents; chylothorax; pathology of thoracic duct. ..."