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Definition: 'Lumbar Lymph Nodes'

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lumbar lymph nodes

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. the parietal lymph nodes located anterior to the lumbar vertebrae, surrounding the inferior vena cava and abdominal aorta; because of the laterality of their afferent and efferent vessels, reference is most commonly made to the component groups: right lumbar lymph nodes, intermediate lumbar lymph nodes, and left lumbar lymph nodes.

Synonyms: nodi lymphoidei lumbales



The information shown above for lumbar lymph nodes is provided by Stedman's.

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