femoral vein

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fem·o·ral vein

[TA]
a continuation of the popliteal vein, it accompanies the femoral artery through the adductor canal and into the femoral triangle where it lies within the femoral sheath; it becomes the external iliac vein as it passes deep to the inguinal ligament.
Synonym(s): vena femoralis [TA]

femoral vein

a large vein in the thigh that is a continuation of the popliteal vein and that accompanies the femoral artery in the proximal two thirds of the thigh. Its distal portion lies lateral to the artery, and its proximal portion lies deeper to the artery. Near its termination, it is joined by the great saphenous vein. At the inguinal ligament it becomes the external iliac vein.

fem·o·ral vein

(fem'ŏr-ăl vān) [TA]
A continuation of the popliteal vein; it accompanies the femoral artery through the adductor canal and into the femoral triangle where it lies within the femoral sheath; it becomes the external iliac vein as it passes deep to inguinal ligament.
Synonym(s): vena femoralis [TA] .

femoral vein

The large vein draining the whole of the leg that lies alongside the FEMORAL ARTERY.

femoral vein

direct continuation of the popliteal vein, extending from the tendinous opening in adductor magnus (posterior to femoral artery) to the inguinal ligament; it contains valves to assist proximal flow of venous blood against gravity

femoral

pertaining to the femur or to the thigh.

femoral artery
the chief artery of the thigh. See Table 9.
femoral canal
the passage that conducts the femoral vessels from the abdomen to the thigh.
femoral epiphyseolysis
occurs in pigs 5 to 12 months old. There is moderate lameness in one or both hindlimbs. The onset is sudden and often precipitated by physical effort; it worsens within a few days so that the pig cannot use the limb. There is crepitus at the hip joint. There is an underlying osteochondrosis.
femoral head
rounded proximal articulating extremity of the femur; participates in the hip joint.
femoral head necrosis
femoral hernia
protrusion of a loop of intestine into the femoral canal, a tubular passageway that carries nerves and blood vessels to the thigh.
femoral ligament
ligament of the femoral head which runs from the depths of the acetabulum (hip socket) to the pit (fossa) in the head of the femur. See Table 12.
femoral nerve
the largest branch of the lumbar plexus. See Table 14.
femoral slipped head
see femoral epiphyseolysis.
femoral vein
the chief vein of the thigh. See Table 15.
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