vena cava

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vena cava either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vena cava (Anat) Any one of the great systemic veins connected directly with the heart.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Vena cava the largest vein in the body, entering the right auricle of the heart
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., literally, hollow vein

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 large vein, vena cava, which conveys the blood from the brain and upper body into the heart.
"Disease and Its Causes" by William Thomas Councilman
The descending vena cava.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The vena cava inferior is seen dorsally.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
The circulation through the heart is as follows: The venous blood is carried into the right auricle by the anterior and posterior venae cavae.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
F. Superior vena cava.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
W, W, The descending vena cava.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Ivc, Inferior vena cava.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
There is one anterior vena cava, formed by the union of the two jugular and two axillary veins.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
The Edentates, at any rate the American forms, have a double vena cava posterior and no azygos vein.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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In news:

Previously, a persistent left superior vena cava had been pointed out by CT scan images.
FDA Clears First Ever Bi-directionally Retrievable Vena Cava Filter from Crux Biomedical.
Visualisation of the persistent left superior vena cava at angiography.
Angiotropic large cell lymphoma of the superior vena cava .
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.
Vena Cava, Calvin Klein, and Marc by Marc Jacobs.
Vena Cava Filter Shows Success in Preventing Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism.
FDA Clears First Bi-Directionally Retrievable Vena Cava Filter.
Retrievable inferior vena cava filters.
Coronal view of the right ureter (B) and the inferior vena cava (C).
Vena Cava Details Fall 2011 Details.
Retrievable inferior vena cava filters.
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In science:

Two hours after the EB injection, the rats were anesthetized with chloral hydrate and perfused with physiological saline through the left ventricle until colorless perfusion fluid was obtained from the vena cava (150-200 mL of saline).
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
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