basilic vein


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ba·sil·ic vein

[TA]
arises from the ulnar side of the dorsal venous network of the hand; it curves around the medial side of the forearm (as the basilic vein of forearm), communicates with the cephalic vein via the median cubital vein, and passes up the medial side of the arm to join the axillary vein.
Synonym(s): vena basilica [TA]

basilic vein

[bəsil′ik]
one of the four superficial veins of the arm, beginning in the ulnar part of the dorsal venous network and running proximally on the posterior surface of the ulnar side of the forearm. It is often chosen for blood testing. Compare dorsal digital vein, median antebrachial vein.

basilic vein

The large superficial vein of the arm which drains the hand and arm, and courses medial to the biceps brachii muscle.

Origin
Medial/ulnar side of the dorsal venous network of the hand.

Joining veins
Cephalic vein at cubital fossa, brachial veins at inferior border of teres major muscle.

End
Axillary vein.

ba·sil·ic vein

(bă-sil'ik vān)
Arises from the ulnar side of the dorsal venous network of the hand; it curves around the medial side of the forearm, communicates with the cephalic vein through the median cubital vein, and passes up the medial side of the arm to join the axillary vein.
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To further prevent nerve injuries, the document now warns against selecting veins on the underside of the wrist, instructs that the needle be inserted at an angle of 30 degrees or less, and forbids lateral needle relocation in an effort to access the basilic vein.
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