median cubital vein

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me·di·an cu·bi·tal vein

[TA]
a vein that passes across the anterior aspect of the elbow from the cephalic vein to the basilic vein; commonly this vein is replaced by intermediate basilic and intermediate cephalic veins. The median cubital vein is often used for venipuncture.

me·di·an cu·bi·tal vein

(mē'dē-ăn kyū'bi-tăl vān) [TA]
Passes across the anterior aspect of the elbow from the cephalic vein to the basilic vein; commonly this vein is replaced by intermediate basilic and intermediate cephalic veins. The median cubital vein is often used for venipuncture.

median cubital vein

A large superficial vein running from lateral to medial across the antecubital fossa to connect the cephalic vein with the basilic vein. The median cubital vein is a common site for blood drawing. Synonym: cubital vein
See also: vein
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Using a 20 gauge needle and drawing from the median cubital vein
Serum 25 (OH) D and Calcium Analysis: The serum samples from patients were obtained from median cubital vein, and serum 25 (OH) D and serum Calcium levels were assayed via chemiluminescence immunoassay.
The upper limb colour ultrasound illustrated the full- length artificial blood vessel thrombosis and the median cubital vein thrombosis.
The artery was immediately subjacent to the median cubital vein (vena mediana cubiti) which would predispose the vessel to an inadvertent penetration during attempts at venipuncture of the median cubital vein.
A volume of 3 mL of venous blood samples were collected in the morning between 8 and 10 AM in Vacuette EDTA tubes from median cubital vein under aseptic precautions.
It is passing superficial to the bicipital aponeurosis in the cubital fossa and subjacent to the median cubital vein.
Serum lactate and N[H.sub.3] were collected from the median cubital vein of the exercising arm after a 30 min rest before and immediately after 1 min of exercise.
She saw a protuberant median cubital vein with high productivity potential."
Intravenous access was made via the left median cubital vein with the administration of 75 mL of Omnipaque 350 (Amersham Health) at a rate of 4 mL per second, from 20 mm inferior to the xiphoid process to 30 mm superior to the jugular notch.
It includes three main veins: cephalic, basilica, and median cubital in correct anatomical positions.
Sample A was collected as the first specimen immediately after venipuncture of the median cubital or basilic vein of the left arm; sample B was collected directly after sample A; and sample C was collected as the first specimen after a second venipuncture of the median cubital or basilic vein of the right arm.