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
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Blood samples were collected from from the median cubital vein of the exercising arm before the exercise and after 1 (i.
When considering the three upper extremity intravenous sites that produced no PVP increase in response to a sustained inspiratory breath or occlusion above the intravenous site, the intravenous catheter was in a forearm vein, median cubital vein, or the dorsum of the hand.
According to the standard, "Attempt to locate the median cubital vein on either arm before considering alternative veins.