emissary vein


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vein

 [vān]
a vessel through which blood passes from various organs or parts back to the heart, in the systemic circulation carrying blood that has given up most of its oxygen. Veins, like arteries, have three coats: an inner coat (tunica intima), middle coat (tunica media), and outer coat (tunica externa); however, in veins these are less thick and collapse when the vessel is cut. Many veins, especially superficial ones, have valves formed of reduplication of their lining membrane. See Appendix 2-6 and see also Plates.
afferent v's veins that carry blood to an organ.
allantoic v's paired vessels that accompany the allantois, growing out from the primitive hindgut and entering the body stalk of the early embryo.
cardinal v's embryonic vessels that include the pre- and postcardinal veins and the ducts of Cuvier (common cardinal veins).
emissary vein one passing through a foramen of the skull and draining blood from a cerebral sinus into a vessel outside the skull. See anatomic Table of Veins in the Appendices.
postcardinal v's paired vessels in the early embryo that return blood from regions caudal to the heart.
precardinal v's paired venous trunks in the embryo cranial to the heart.
pulp v's vessels draining the venous sinuses of the spleen.
subcardinal v's paired vessels in the embryo, replacing the postcardinal veins and persisting to some degree as definitive vessels.
sublobular v's tributaries of the hepatic veins that receive the central veins of hepatic lobules.
supracardinal v's paired vessels in the embryo developing later than the subcardinal veins and persisting chiefly as the lower segment of the inferior vena cava.
thebesian v's smallest cardiac veins; see anatomic Table of Veins in the Appendices.
trabecular v's vessels coursing in splenic trabeculae, formed by tributary pulp veins.
varicose v's see varicose veins.
vitelline v's veins that return the blood from the yolk sac to the primitive heart of the early embryo.

em·is·sar·y vein

[TA]
one of the channels of communication between the venous sinuses of the dura mater and the veins of the diploë and the scalp.
See also: condylar emissary vein, mastoid emissary vein, occipital emissary vein, parietal emissary vein.
Synonym(s): vena emissaria [TA], emissarium, emissary (2)

em·is·sa·ry vein

(em'i-sar-ē vān) [TA]
One of the channels of communication between the venous sinuses of the dura mater and the veins of the diploë and the scalp.
Synonym(s): emissary (2) .

em·is·sa·ry vein

(em'i-sar-ē vān) [TA]
A communicating channel between venous sinuses of dura mater and veins of diploë and scalp.

vein

a vessel through which blood passes from various organs or parts back towards the heart, in the systemic circulation carrying blood that has given up most of its oxygen. Veins, like arteries, have three coats, an inner, middle and outer, but the coats are not so thick and they collapse when the vessel is cut. Many veins, especially the superficial, have valves formed of reduplication of their lining membrane. For a complete list of the named veins of the body, see Table 15.

afferent v's
veins that carry blood to an organ.
allantoic v's
paired vessels that accompany the allantois, growing out from the primitive hindgut and entering the body stalk of the early embryo.
cardinal v's
the major veins within the early embryo that include the pre- and postcardinal veins and the ducts of Cuvier (common cardinal veins).
emissary vein
a vein escaping from a chamber or organ such as one passing through a foramen of the skull and draining blood from a cerebral sinus into a vessel outside the skull.
postcardinal v's
paired vessels in the early embryo that return blood from regions caudal to the heart.
precardinal v's
paired venous trunks in the embryo cranial to the heart.
pulp v's
vessels draining the venous sinuses of the spleen.
subcardinal v's
paired vessels in the embryo, replacing the postcardinal veins and persisting to some degree as definitive vessels.
sublobular v's
tributaries of the hepatic veins that receive the central veins of hepatic lobules.
supracardinal v's
paired vessels in the embryo developing later than the subcardinal veins and persisting chiefly as the lower segment of the inferior vena cava.
thebesian v's
smallest cardiac veins: numerous small veins arising in the muscular walls and draining independently into the cavities of the heart, and most readily seen in the atria.
trabecular v's
vessels coursing in splenic trabeculae, formed by tributary pulp veins.
varicose v's
permanently dilated, tortuous veins. The milk vein of a lactating cow is a normal varicose vein. See varicose veins.
vitelline v's
veins that return the blood from the yolk sac to the primitive heart of the early embryo.