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parasternal lymph nodes


Definition: several small nodes that lie along the course of the internal thoracic vessels; lymph enters these nodes from the anterior intercostal spaces, pericardium, diaphragm, liver, and medial mammary gland; the efferent vessels pass upward to join the bronchomediastinal trunk of the same side.

Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei parasternalesTA

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