cephalic vein


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Related to cephalic vein: brachial vein, axillary vein, basilic vein

ce·phal·ic vein

[TA]
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]

cephalic vein

one of the four superficial veins of the upper limb. It receives deoxygenated blood from the dorsal and palmar surfaces of the forearm. Compare basilic vein, dorsal digital vein, median antebrachial vein.

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.

cephalic

pertaining to the head, or to the head end of the body.

cephalic index
the width of the skull divided by the length. Sometimes expressed as 100 times the breadth divided by the length.
cephalic vein
the vein on the cranial aspect of the forearm of most domestic mammals; much favored for intravenous injection in dogs; see Table 15.
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In the United States, access is frequently accomplished with a synthetic graft in the forearm that connects the brachial artery to the brachial or cephalic vein.
The thin profile and smooth sliding characteristics made cephalic vein implantation very easy.
An angiogram of the sheath revealed an AVF between the right radial artery and the adjacent vein opening up to the cephalic vein (Fig.