vena

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n a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart

Synonyms:
vein, venous blood vessel
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accessory cephalic vein, vena cephalica accessoria
a vein that passes along the radial edge of the forearm and joins the cephalic vein near the elbow
accessory hemiazygos vein, accessory hemiazygous vein, vena hemiazygos accessoria
a vein formed by the union of the 4th to 7th posterior intercostal veins; empties into the azygos vein
accessory vertebral vein, vena vertebralis accessoria
a vein that accompanies the vertebral vein but passes through the foramen of the transverse process of the 7th cervical vertebra and empties into the brachiocephalic vein
accompanying vein, vena comitans
a vein accompanying another structure; a vein may accompany an artery in such a way that the arterial pulses aid venous return
anastomotic vein, vena anastomotica
either of two communicating veins serving the brain
angular vein, vena angularis
a short vein formed by the supraorbital vein and the supratrochlear vein and continuing as the facial vein
anterior vertebral vein, vena vertebralis anterior
a vein that accompanies the ascending cervical artery and opens into the vertebral vein
appendicular vein, vena appendicularis
a vein that accompanies the appendicular artery and empties into the ileocolic vein
arcuate vein of the kidney, vena arcuata renis
veins that receive blood from interlobular veins of kidney and rectal venules
auricular vein, vena auricularis
one of two veins serving the ear region
axillary vein, vena axillaris
a continuation of the basilic vein and brachial vein that becomes the subclavian vein
azygos vein, azygous vein, vena azygos
one of a system of veins that drain the thoracic and abdominal walls; arises as a continuation of the right ascending lumbar vein and terminates in the superior vena cava
basal vein, vena basalis
a large vein passing along the medial surface of the temporal lobe and emptying into the great cerebral vein
basilic vein, vena basilica
a vein that drains the back of the hand and forearm and empties into the axillary vein
basivertebral vein, vena basivertebralis
one of a number of veins draining the spongy substance of the vertebrae and emptying into the anterior internal vertebral venous plexus
brachial vein, vena brachialis
two veins in either arm that accompany the brachial artery and empty into the axillary vein
brachiocephalic vein, innominate vein, vena brachiocephalica
veins formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins
bronchial vein, vena bronchialis
veins serving the bronchi; empty into the azygos vein
cardinal vein
any of the major venous channels in primitive adult vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates
central veins of liver, venae centrales hepatis
terminal branches of the hepatic veins that lie in the hepatic lobules and receive blood from the liver sinusoids
central vein of retina, vena centrales retinae
vein formed by the union of the retinal veins; accompanies central arteries of the retina in the optic nerve
central vein of suprarenal gland, vena centralis glandulae suprarenalis
a single draining vein; on the right it empties into the inferior vena cava; on the left it empties into the left renal vein
cephalic vein, vena cephalica
a large vein of the arm that empties into the axillary vein
cerebellar vein, vena cerebellum
the veins draining the cerebellum
cerebral vein, vena cerebri
any of several veins serving the cerebral hemispheres of the brain
cervical vein, deep cervical vein, vena cervicalis profunda
a vein that accompanies an artery of the same name
choroid vein, vena choroidea
either of two veins serving the choroid coat of the eye
ciliary veins, venae ciliares
small veins coming from the ciliary body
circumflex vein, vena circumflexa
any of several curved parallel veins accompanying arteries of the same name
clitoral vein, vena clitoridis
veins that serve the clitoris
colic vein, vena colica
vein serving the large intestine
common facial vein
vein formed by union of facial vein and the retromandibular vein and emptying into the jugular vein
conjunctival veins, venae conjunctivales
veins draining the conjunctiva
costoaxillary vein
one of several veins connecting intercostal veins with the lateral thoracic vein or the thoracoepigastric vein
cutaneous vein, vena cutanea
one of a number of veins in the subcutaneous tissue that empty into deep veins
cystic vein, vena cystica
vein that drains the gallbladder
digital vein, vena digitalis
one of the veins serving the fingers or toes
diploic vein, vena diploica
one of the veins serving the spongy part of the cranial bones
dorsal scapular vein, vena scapularis dorsalis
vein that is a tributary of the subclavian vein or external jugular vein and accompanies the descending scapular artery
emissary vein, vena emissaria
one of several connecting veins in the scalp and head that drain blood from sinuses in the dura mater to veins outside the skull
epigastric vein
veins serving the anterior walls of the abdomen
esophageal veins, oesophageal veins, venae esophageae
small veins from the esophagus emptying into the brachiocephalic vein or the azygos veins
ethmoidal vein, vena ethmoidalis
veins that drain the ethmoidal sinuses and empty into the superior ophthalmic vein
external nasal vein, vena nasalis externa
one of the veins that drain the external nose and empty into the angular or facial vein
facial vein, vena facialis
any of several veins draining the face
femoral vein, vena femoralis
a vein that accompanies the femoral artery in the same sheath; a continuation of the popliteal vein; becomes the external iliac vein
gastric vein, vena gastrica
one of several veins draining the stomach walls
gastroepiploic vein, gastroomental vein, vena gastroomentalis
one of two veins serving the great curvature of the stomach
genicular vein, vena genus
veins that drain blood from structures around the knee; empty into the popliteal vein
gluteal vein, vena gluteus
veins draining the gluteal muscles on either side of the body
hemizygos vein, hemizygous vein, vena hemizygos
a continuation of the left ascending lumbar vein; crosses the midline at the 8th vertebra and empties into the azygos vein
hemorrhoidal vein, rectal vein, vena rectalis
any of several veins draining the walls of the anal canal and rectum
hepatic vein, vena hepatica
a vein that drains the liver; empties into the vena cava
ileocolic vein, vena ileocolica
a vein that drains the end of the ileum and the appendix and the cecum and the lower part of the ascending colon
iliac vein, vena iliaca
one of three veins draining the pelvic area
iliolumbar vein, vena iliolumbalis
a branch of the internal iliac vein
intercapitular vein, vena intercapitalis
veins connecting the dorsal and palmar veins of the hand or the dorsal and plantar veins of the foot
intercostal vein, vena intercostalis
several veins draining the intercostal spaces of the rib cage
intervertebral vein, vena intervertebralis
one of several veins accompanying spinal nerves
jugular, jugular vein, vena jugularis
veins in the neck that return blood from the head
labial vein, vena labialis
a vein draining the lips of the mouth
labial vein, vena labialis
veins draining the lips of the vulva
internal auditory vein, labyrinthine vein
veins that drain the inner ear
lacrimal vein, vena lacrimalis
drains the lacrimal gland; empties into the superior ophthalmic vein
laryngeal vein, vena laryngea
one of two veins draining the larynx
lingual vein, vena lingualis
a vein that receives blood from the tongue and the floor of the mouth and empties into the internal jugular or the facial vein
lumbar vein, vena lumbalis
veins that drain the posterior body wall and the lumbar vertebral venous plexuses
maxillary vein, vena maxillaris
posterior continuation of the pterygoid plexus; joins the superficial temporal vein to form the retromandibular vein
meningeal veins, venae meningeae
veins at accompany the meningeal arteries
mesenteric vein, vena mesenterica
a tributary of the portal vein passing from the intestine between the two layers of mesentery
metacarpal vein, vena metacarpus
dorsal and palmar veins of the hand
metatarsal vein, vena metatarsus
dorsal and plantar branches of veins serving the metatarsal region of the foot
musculophrenic vein, vena musculophrenica
veins that drain the upper abdominal wall and the lower intercostal spaces and the abdomen
nasofrontal vein, vena nasofrontalis
a vein located in the anterior medial part of the orbit; connects the superior ophthalmic with the angular vein
oblique vein of the left atrium, vena obliqua atrii sinistri
a tributary of the coronary sinus; on the posterior wall of the left atrium
obturator vein, vena obturatoria
a vein formed by the union of tributaries that drain the hip joints and thigh muscles; empties into the internal iliac vein
occipital vein, vena occipitalis
a vein that drains the occipital region
ophthalmic vein, vena ophthalmica
either of two veins that serve the eye; empties into the cavernous sinus
ovarian vein, vena ovarica
one of the veins that drain the ovaries; the right opens into the inferior vena cava; the left opens into the left renal vein
palatine vein, vena palatina
a vein that drains the region of the palate and empties into the facial vein
pancreatic vein, venae pancreatica
veins draining the pancreas and emptying into the superior mesenteric and splenic veins
paraumbilical vein, vena paraumbilicalis
small veins arising in skin around the navel; terminate as accessory portal veins
parotid vein
parotid branches of the facial vein; they drain part of the parotid gland and empty into the retromandibular vein
pectoral vein, vena pectoralis
veins that drain the pectoral muscles and empty into the subclavian vein
perforating vein, vena perforantis
veins that accompany the perforating arteries; drain leg muscles; empty into the deep femoral vein
pericardial vein, vena pericardiaca
several small veins from the pericardium
fibular vein, peroneal vein, vena peroneus
accompany the peroneal arteries; arising in the heel and running up the back of the leg to join the posterior tibial veins of the popliteal vein
pharyngeal vein, vena pharyngeus
veins from the pharyngeal plexus that empty into the internal jugular vein
phrenic vein, vena phrenica
either of two veins that drain the diaphragm
popliteal vein, vena poplitea
a vein arising in the knee and ascending to become the femoral vein
hepatic portal vein, portal, portal vein, vena portae
a short vein that carries blood into the liver
posterior vein of the left ventricle, vena posterior ventriculi sinistri
arises near the apex of the heart and empties into the coronary sinus
prepyloric vein, vena pylorica
a tributary of the right gastric vein
pudendal vein, venae pudendum
vein of the pudendum
pulmonary vein, vena pulmonalis
any of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart
radial vein, vena radialis
superficial veins ascending the radial side of the forearm; combines with the ulnar veins to form the brachial vein
renal vein, vena renalis
veins that accompany renal arteries; open into the vena cava at the level of the 2nd lumbar vertebra
sacral vein, vena sacralis
vein of the sacral region
saphenous vein, vena saphena
either of two chief superficial veins of the leg that drain blood from the foot
scleral veins, venae sclerales
tributaries of the anterior ciliary veins that drain the sclera of the eye
scrotal vein, vena scrotalis
veins passing from the scrotum to the pudendal veins
sigmoid vein, vena sigmoideus
tributaries of the inferior mesenteric vein; drains the sigmoid colon
spinal vein, vena spinalis
veins that drain the spinal cord
splenic vein, vena lienalis
a vein formed by several small veins on the surface of the spleen; joins the superior mesenteric to form the portal vein
sternocleidomastoid vein, vena sternocleidomastoidea
drains the sternocleidomastoid muscle; empties into the internal jugular vein
stylomastoid vein, vena stylomastoidea
a vein that drains the tympanic cavity and empties into the retromandibular vein
subclavian vein, vena subclavia
a continuation of the axillary vein; joins the internal jugular to form the brachiocephalic vein
sublingual vein, vena sublingualis
a tributary of the lingual vein
supraorbital vein, vena supraorbitalis
drains the front of the scalp; unites with the supratrochlear vein to form the angular vein
supratrochlear vein, vena supratrochlearis
drains the front of the scalp; unites with the supraorbital vein to form the angular vein
temporal vein, vena temporalis
any of several veins draining the temporal region
testicular vein, vena testicularis
a vein from the testicles
thalamostriate vein
a vein serving the thalamus and corpus striatum
thoracoepigastric vein, vena thoracoepigastrica
a vein arising from the region of the superficial epigastric vein and opening into the axillary vein or thoracic vein
thoracic vein, vena thoracica
veins that drain the thoracic walls
thyroid vein, vena thyroidea
any of several small veins draining blood from the thyroid area
tibial vein, vena tibialis
veins of the lower leg; empty into the popliteal vein
tracheal vein, vena trachealis
several small veins from the trachea
tympanic vein
veins from the tympanic cavity that empty into the retromandibular vein
ulnar vein, vena ulnaris
any of several veins of the forearm
umbilical vein, vena umbilicalis
a vein in the umbilical cord; returns nutrient blood from the placenta to the fetus
uterine vein
one of two veins on each side that arise from the uterine plexus and empty into the internal iliac vein
varicose vein
a vein that is permanently dilated; most common in the legs
vena bulbi penis
vein of the head of the penis; tributary of the internal pudendal vein that drains the perineum
vena canaliculi cochleae
vein of the cochlear canal
vein of penis
a vein serving the penis
vena bulbi vestibuli
vein of the vestibular bulb
vena cava
either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart
venae palpebrales
veins of the eyelids
venae interlobulares hepatis
interlobular veins of the liver
venae renis
veins of the kidney; drain the kidney into the renal vein
vena vertebralis, vertebral vein
a vein that goes through the foramina of the cervical vertebrae and forms a plexus around the vertebral artery; empties into the brachiocephalic vein
vena vesicalis, vesical vein
veins that drain the vesical plexus and join the internal iliac veins
vena vestibularis, vestibular vein
veins that drain the saccule and utricle
vena vorticosum, vortex vein, vorticose vein
a vein formed by branches from the back surface of the eye and the ciliary body; empties into the ophthalmic veins
capillary vein, venula, venule
a minute vein continuous with a capillary
anterior cardinal vein
a major drainage channel from the cephalic part of the body
posterior cardinal vein
a major drainage channel from the caudal part of the body
common cardinal vein
the major return channels to the heart; formed by anastomosis of the anterior and posterior cardinal veins
anterior cerebral vein, vena cerebri anterior
accompanies the anterior cerebral artery and empties into the basal vein
anterior facial vein, vena facialis anterior
a continuation of the angular vein; unites with the retromandibular vein before emptying into the internal jugular vein
great cerebral vein, vena cerebri magna
a cerebral vein formed by the two internal cerebral veins and continuing into the sinus rectus
inferior cerebral vein, venae cerebrum inferior
veins that drain the undersurface of the cerebral hemispheres and empty into the cavernous and transverse sinuses
internal cerebral vein, vena cerebrum internus
two paired veins passing caudally near the midline and uniting to form the great cerebral vein
middle cerebral vein, vena cerebri media
either of two cerebral veins
superior cerebral vein, vena cerebrum superior
a cerebral vein that drains the dorsal convexity of the cerebral hemisphere and empties into the cavernous sinus
circumflex iliac vein, vena circumflexa ilium
accompanies the artery of the same name
circumflex femoral vein, vena circumflexus femoris
either of two veins that accompany arteries of the same name serving the hip and thigh
inferior epigastric vein, vena epigastrica inferior
empties into the external iliac vein
superficial epigastric vein, vena epigastrica superficialis
empties into the great saphenous vein
superior epigastric veins, venae epigastricae superiores
veins that accompany the superior epigastric artery
episcleral veins, venae episclerales
small veins in the sclera near the corneal margin; empty into the anterior ciliary veins
hypogastric vein, internal iliac vein
a vein that unites with the external iliac vein to form the common iliac vein
external iliac vein
a continuation of the femoral vein; unites with the internal iliac vein to form the common iliac vein
common iliac vein
formed by the internal and external iliac veins; unites with its fellow from the opposite side of the body to form the inferior vena cava
anterior jugular vein
arises below the chin from veins draining the lower face; joins the external jugular vein
external jugular vein
formed by the junction of the posterior auricular and the retromandibular veins; empties into the subclavian vein
internal jugular vein
a continuation of the sigmoid sinus of the dura mater; joins the subclavian vein to form the brachiocephalic vein
inferior labial vein, vena labialis inferior
a tributary of the facial vein that drains the lower lip
superior labial vein, vena labialis superior
a tributary of the facial vein that drains the upper lip
left gastric vein, vena gastrica sinistra
arises from a union of veins from the gastric cardia; runs in the lesser omentum; empties into the portal vein
inferior ophthalmic vein
a vein that drains a venous network in the floor and medial wall of the eye socket
superior ophthalmic vein
a vein that begins at the inner angle of the eye socket and passes through the superior orbital fissure to empty into the cavernous sinus
inferior pulmonary vein, vena pulmanalis inferior
either of two pulmonary veins (left and right) returning blood from the inferior lobes of the lungs
superior pulmonary vein, vena pulmonalis superior
either of two pulmonary veins (left and right) returning blood from the superior lobes of the lungs
pyloric vein, right gastric vein, vena gastrica-dextra
receives veins from the upper surfaces of the stomach and empties into the portal vein
posterior facial vein, retromandibular vein, vena retromandibularis
posterior branch of the facial vein; formed by temporal veins in front of the ear
great saphenous vein, long saphenous vein
the longest vein in the body; runs from foot to the groin where it joins the femoral vein
short saphenous vein
a vein running from the foot up the back of the leg to the knee
stellate venule
a star-shaped group of venules in the renal cortex
deep temporal vein
temporal veins that empty into the pterygoid plexus
middle temporal vein
arises near the eye; joins the superficial temporal veins to form the retromandibular vein
superficial temporal vein
join the middle temporal vein to empty into the retromandibular vein
superior thalamostriate vein
a long vein that helps to form the internal cerebral vein
inferior thalamostriate vein, striate vein
tributaries to the basal vein
inferior thyroid vein
any of several veins on each side that drain the thyroid gland and empty into the innominate vein
middle thyroid vein
a vein on each side that drains the lateral part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein
superior thyroid vein
a vein on each side that drains the upper part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein
venae dorsales penis superficiales
superficial dorsal veins of the penis; paired tributaries of the external pudendal veins on each side
venae dorsales penis profunda
deep dorsal vein of the penis; tributary of the prostatic plexus
vena profunda penis
deep vein of the penis; enters the prostatic plexus
inferior vena cava, postcava
receives blood from lower limbs and abdominal organs and empties into the posterior part of the right atrium of the heart; formed from the union of the two iliac veins
precava, superior vena cava
receives blood from the head and arms and chest and empties into the right atrium of the heart; formed from the azygos and both brachiocephalic veins
venae profundae clitoridis
deep veins of the clitoris; join the vesical plexus
vena dorsalis clitoridis profunda
deep dorsal vein of the clitoris; tributary of the vesical venous plexus
venae dorsales clitoridis superficiales
superficial dorsal veins of the clitoris; tributaries of the external pudendal vein on either side
venae interlobulares renis
interlobular veins of the kidney; receive blood from the arcuate vein and empty into the renal veins
anterior labial veins, venae labiales anteriores
veins from the labia majora to the external pudendal vein
posterior labial veins, venae labiales posteriores
veins that pass posterior from the labia majora to the internal pudendal vein
Type of:
blood vessel
a vessel in which blood circulates

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