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Medical Term:

superior mesenteric lymph nodes


Definition: the numerous nodes located in the mesentery along the superior mesenteric artery; they receive lymph from the central mesenteric lymph nodes and drain into the intestinal lymph trunk.

Synonym(s): nodi lymphoidei mesenterici superioresTA, nodi lymphoidei centrales

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