inferior vena cava

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inferior vena cava 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
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Usage

In literature:

The superior and inferior venae cavae are busily filling the auricle with dark, impure blood.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The vena cava inferior is seen dorsally.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
R. The inferior vena cava about to enter its notch in the posterior thick part of the liver, to receive the hepatic veins.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Ivc, Inferior vena cava.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
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In news:

Duplication of the inferior vena cava .
Duplication of the inferior vena cava.
Crux Biomedical's FDA-cleared inferior vena cava filter (VCF) with bi-directional retrieval is designed to trap blood clots that can lead to potentially fatal pulmonary embolisms among patients at risk.
Frequent Fracture of TrapEase Inferior Vena Cava Filters.
Retrievable inferior vena cava filters.
Coronal view of the right ureter (B) and the inferior vena cava (C).
Retrievable inferior vena cava filters.
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