median antebrachial vein

(redirected from median vein of forearm)

me·di·an an·te·brach·i·al vein

[TA]
it begins at the base of the dorsum of the thumb, curves around the radial side, ascends the middle of the forearm, and just inferior to the elbow divides into the intermediate basilic and intermediate cephalic veins; occasionally the division occurs more inferiorly with one branch going to the basilic vein, the other to the intermediate vein of the elbow.

median antebrachial vein

[an′tēbrā′kē·əl]
a superficial vein of the upper limb that drains the venous plexus on the palmar surface of the hand. It ascends on the ulnar side of the anterior forearm and at its terminus joins the median cubital vein. One of the veins of the median cubital complex commonly anastomoses with the deep veins of the forearm. The anastomosis holds the superficial vein in place and makes it a practical choice for venipuncture. Compare basilic vein, cephalic vein, dorsal digital vein.

me·di·an an·te·brach·i·al vein

(mē'dē-ăn an'ti-brā'kē-ăl vān) [TA]
It begins at the base of the dorsum of the thumb, curves around the radial side, ascends the middle of the forearm, and just below the bend of the elbow divides into the intermediate basilic and intermediate cephalic veins; sometimes it divides lower down, one branch going to the basilic vein, the other to the intermediate vein of the elbow.