Veins

The Anatomy of the Median Cubital Vein

The Anatomy of the Median Cubital Vein

The median cubital vein is located on the inner part of the elbow, connecting the cephalic and basilic veins, and is often used to place an IV. There are a lot of blood vessels in the body. In fact, if you lined up all the arteries, veins, and...

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The Anatomy of the Azygos Vein

The azygos vein is located in the chest cavity, next to the spine. It drains blood from the tissues between the lungs as well as the back. The azygos vein is a singular blood vessel of the torso that ascends on a course just to the right of the...

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The Anatomy of the Retromandibular Vein

The retromandibular vein is a deep vein that drains blood from parts of the head, including the jaw, a major salivary gland, and chewing muscle. The retromandibular vein is located in the facial area in front of the ear. This is a paired vein, with...

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Veins

Veins are blood vessels that transport deoxygenated blood to the heart from various parts of the body. Explore how different veins look and work.

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The Anatomy of the Portal Vein

The portal vein is an important blood vessel that delivers blood to the liver from the intestines, stomach, spleen, and pancreas. The portal vein is a blood vessel that delivers blood to the liver from the stomach, intestines, spleen, and pancreas....

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The Anatomy of Jugular Veins

There are four jugular veins in the neck that drain blood from the cranium, two external jugular veins and two internal jugular veins. The jugular veins are found in the neck. There is a pair of internal jugular veins (right and left) and a pair of...

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The Anatomy of the Inferior Vena Cava

The inferior vena cava is a large vein that carries blood that circulated in the lower half of the body back to the heart. The inferior vena cava (also known as IVC or the posterior vena cava) is a large vein that carries blood from the torso and...

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The Anatomy of the Pulmonary Vein

The pulmonary vein is unique in that it carries oxygenated blood. Learn about its structure, location, function, and congenital and acquired conditions. The four pulmonary veins play an important role in the pulmonary circulation by receiving...

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The Anatomy of the Coronary Sinus

Learn about the anatomy of the coronary sinus, a group of veins that merge together and function to collect blood from the veins in the heart. The coronary sinus is a large vein that that returns deoxygenated blood from the heart muscle to the right...

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The Anatomy of the Superior Vena Cava

Learn about the superior vena cava, a large vein that transports deoxygenated venous blood from the upper half of the body, returning it to the heart. Veins are tubular, hollow structures that form part of the circulatory system of the body; in most...

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The Anatomy of the Subclavian Vein

The subclavian vein is a large, deep, paired vein that drains blood from the arms and shoulders, transporting blood back to the heart. The subclavian vein is a large paired, deep vein that extends along each side of the neck.Deep veins are those...

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