brachiocephalic vein
noun Date: circa 1852 either of two large veins that occur one on each side of the neck, receive blood from the head and neck, and unite to form the superior vena cava — called also innominate vein

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  • brachiocephalic vein — n either of two large veins that occur one on each side of the neck, receive blood from the head and neck, are formed by the union of the internal jugular and the subclavian veins, and unite to form the superior vena cava called also innominate… …   Medical dictionary

  • Brachiocephalic vein — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = vena brachiocephalica, venae anonymæ GraySubject = 172 GrayPage = 664 Caption = The thyroid gland and its relations. (Label for Right innom. vein and Left innom. vein visible at bottom center.) Caption2 = The… …   Wikipedia

  • brachiocephalic vein — noun veins formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins • Syn: ↑innominate vein, ↑vena brachiocephalica • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel * * * … noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • brachiocephalic vein — innominate vein …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • brachiocephalic vein — Anat. either of two major veins, formed by the merger of the subclavian and internal jugular veins, that drain blood from the head and arms. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • Вена Безымянная (Innominate Vein), Вена Плечеголовная (Brachiocephalic Vein) — любая из двух вен, проходящих с каждой стороны шеи; образуется в результате слияния наружной яремной и подключичной вен. Соединяясь между собой, безымянные вены образуют верхнюю полую вену. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Brachiocephalic — can refer to the following: * The brachiocephalic artery supplies blood to the right arm, head and neck.* The left and right brachiocephalic veins merge to form the superior vena cava, one of the primary pathways by which blood is returned to the …   Wikipedia

  • Brachiocephalic artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = truncus brachiocephalicus GraySubject = 142 GrayPage = 548 Caption = Schematic of the proximal aorta, frontal view. The brachiocephalic artery (labeled innominate ) is the third branch of the aorta and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Vein — A blood vessel that carries blood low in oxygen content from the body back to the heart. The deoxygenated form of hemoglobin (deoxyhemoglobin) in venous blood makes it appear dark. Veins are part of the afferent wing of the circulatory system… …   Medical dictionary

  • vein — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. blood vessel, rib (of a leaf); streak, stripe, marbling; [ore] deposit, lode, seam, ledge, leader; thread; bent, humor, disposition, temper. See filament, feeling, narrowness. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A …   English dictionary for students

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