inferior phrenic vein

(redirected from Inferior phrenic veins)

in·fe·ri·or phren·ic vein

[TA]
the vein that drains the substance of the diaphragm and empties on the right side into the inferior vena cava, on the left side into the left suprarenal vein; often a second vein on the left side passes transversely across the diaphragm anterior to the esophageal hiatus to enter the inferior vena cava.
Synonym(s): vena phrenica inferior [TA]
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inferior phrenic vein

Any of the veins that accompany the inferior phrenic artery and empty into the inferior vena cava and, on the left, into the adrenal vein.
See also: vein
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