median basilic vein

in·ter·me·di·ate ba·sil·ic vein

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the medial branch of the median antebrachial vein that joins the basilic vein, often replacing a median cubital vein.

median basilic vein

one of the superficial veins of the upper limb, often formed as one of two branches from the median cubital vein. The median basilic vein courses across the palmar surface of the forearm near the elbow and is commonly used for venipuncture, phlebotomy, or IV infusion. Compare basilic vein.
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Initially, many anaesthetists used peripheral sites such as the antecubital median basilic vein, the external jugular or femoral vein for cannulation.