Vena cava
Vena Ve"na, n.; pl. {Ven[ae]}. [L. See {Vein}.] A vein. [1913 Webster]

{Vena cava}; pl. {Ven[ae] cav[ae]}. [L., literally, hollow vein.] (Anat.) Any one of the great systemic veins connected directly with the heart.

{Vena contracta}. [L., literally, contracted vein.] (Hydraulics) The contracted portion of a liquid jet at and near the orifice from which it issues.

{Vena port[ae]}; pl. {Ven[AE] port[ae]}. [L., literally, vein of the entrance.] (Anat.) The portal vein of the liver. See under {Portal}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Vena cava — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Vista frontal de un corazón humano. Las flechas indican el flujo de la sangre. #3 = vena cava superior #11 = vena cava inferior La vena cava es cada una de las dos venas mayores del cuerpo, la vena cava superior o… …   Wikipedia Español

  • vena cava — cava, vena anat. Cada uno de los dos troncos venosos que recogen la sangre procedente de las extremidades superiores, cabeza y del tórax (vena cava superior) y de los órganos del abdomen y de las extremidades inferiores (vena cava inferior) para… …   Diccionario médico

  • vena cava — Medical Latin, from L. vena vein (see VEIN (Cf. vein)) + cava, from cavus hollow (see CAVE (Cf. cave) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • vena cava — [vē΄nə kā′və] n. pl. venae cavae [vē΄nē kā′vē] [ModL < L vena, vein + cava, fem. of cavus, hollow] Anat. either of two large veins conveying blood to the right atrium of the heart: see HEART …   English World dictionary

  • Vena cava — The superior vena cava is the large vein which returns blood to the heart from the head, neck and both upper limbs. The inferior vena cava returns blood to the heart from the lower part of the body. The return of blood via the vena cava can be… …   Medical dictionary

  • vena cava — /vee neuh kay veuh/, pl. venae cavae /vee nee kay vee/. Anat. either of two large veins discharging blood into the right atrium of the heart, one (superior vena cava or precava) conveying blood from the head, chest, and upper extremities and the… …   Universalium

  • Vena cava — Die Hohlvenen sind zwei große Venen, die das venöse Blut aus dem Körper zurück zum rechten Herzvorhof transportieren. Vena cava inferior (blau) (Gray s Anatomy of the Human Body 1918) Es gibt die obere Hohlvene (Vena cava superior, bei den Tieren …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vena cava — ► locución ANATOMÍA Cada una de las dos venas más importantes del cuerpo, que desembocan en la aurícula derecha; una procede de la parte superior del cuerpo y la otra de los órganos situados debajo del diafragma. * * * Cada una de las dos venas… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • vena cava — n. (Medicine) either of two main veins that carry blood to the right atrium of the heart; superior vena cava or the inferior vena cava …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vena cava — pl. venae cavae either of the two main veins, conveying deoxygenated blood from the other veins to the right atrium of the heart. The inferior vena cava, formed by the union of the right and left common iliac veins, receives blood from parts of… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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