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Related to cephalic vein: brachial vein, axillary vein, basilic vein
subcutaneous vein that arises at the radial border of the dorsal venous network of the hand, passes upward anterior to the elbow and along the lateral side of the arm; it empties into the upper part of the axillary vein.
Synonym(s): vena cephalica [TA]
ce·phal·ic vein(sĕ-fal'ik vān) [TA]
Arises at the radial border of the dorsal venous rete of the hand, passes upward in front of the elbow and along the lateral side of the arm; it empties into the upper part of the axillary vein.
pertaining to the head, or to the head end of the body.
the width of the skull divided by the length. Sometimes expressed as 100 times the breadth divided by the length.
the vein on the cranial aspect of the forearm of most domestic mammals; much favored for intravenous injection in dogs; see Table 15.