small cardiac vein


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Related to small cardiac vein: right coronary artery, middle cardiac vein, anterior cardiac vein

small car·di·ac vein

[TA]
an inconstant vessel, accompanying the right coronary artery in the coronary sulcus, from the right margin of the right ventricle, and emptying into the coronary sinus or the middle cardiac vein.
Synonym(s): vena cardiaca parva [TA], vena cordis parva

small cardiac vein

Etymology: AS, smael
one of the five tributaries of the coronary sinus that drain blood from the myocardium. It conveys blood from the back of the right atrium and the right ventricle. Also called right coronary vein. Compare great cardiac vein, middle cardiac vein, posterior vein of left ventricle.

small car·di·ac vein

(smawl kahr'dē-ak vān) [TA]
An inconstant vessel, accompanying the right coronary artery in the coronary sulcus, from the right margin of the right ventricle, and emptying into the coronary sinus or the middle cardiac vein.

small cardiac vein

A surface vein of the heart that begins at the apex, runs along the right ventricle, and follows the coronary sulcus to the right to drain into the coronary sinus.
See also: vein