superior vena cava


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
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In literature:

Superior Vena Cava (Lat., upper hollow vein).
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
F. Superior vena cava.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
There are two venae cavae superiores.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard

In news:

Previously, a persistent left superior vena cava had been pointed out by CT scan images.
Visualisation of the persistent left superior vena cava at angiography.
Angiotropic large cell lymphoma of the superior vena cava .