Proportions of dog lung lymph in the thoracic and right lymph ducts.

@article{Vreim1977ProportionsOD,
  title={Proportions of dog lung lymph in the thoracic and right lymph ducts.},
  author={C E Vreim and K. Ohkuda and Norman C. Staub},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology},
  year={1977},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={894-8}
}
We studied the external lymphatic drainage of the lung in anesthetized dogs, by simultaneously measuring lymph flows from the thoracic duct (TD) and right lymph duct (RLD) during base line and during pulmonary edema. We measured lymph flow for a 2-h base-line period, for 2 h after tying off the thoracic duct above the diaphragm to eliminate nonthoracic lymph contributions, and after giving alloxan. Following alloxan, all dogs developed moderately severe pulmonary edema. In eight dogs the… CONTINUE READING