median cubital vein


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Related to median cubital vein: basilic vein, radial vein, ulnar vein

me·di·an cu·bi·tal vein

[TA]
a vein that passes across the anterior aspect of the elbow from the cephalic vein to the basilic vein; commonly this vein is replaced by intermediate basilic and intermediate cephalic veins. The median cubital vein is often used for venipuncture.

me·di·an cu·bi·tal vein

(mē'dē-ăn kyū'bi-tăl vān) [TA]
Passes across the anterior aspect of the elbow from the cephalic vein to the basilic vein; commonly this vein is replaced by intermediate basilic and intermediate cephalic veins. The median cubital vein is often used for venipuncture.

median cubital vein

A large superficial vein running from lateral to medial across the antecubital fossa to connect the cephalic vein with the basilic vein. The median cubital vein is a common site for blood drawing. Synonym: cubital vein
See also: vein