deep cervical vein

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deep cer·vi·cal vein

[TA]
large vein running with the artery of the same name between the semispinalis capitis and semispinalis cervicis, draining the deep muscles at the back of the neck and emptying into the brachiocephalic or the vertebral vein.

deep cer·vi·cal vein

(dēp sĕr'vi-kăl vān) [TA]
Large vein running with the artery of the same name between the semispinalis capitis and semispinalis cervicis, draining the deep muscles at the back of the neck and emptying into the brachiocephalic or the vertebral vein.
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The phenomenon described here of a rapid diastolic collapse of the cervical veins swelling gradually in systole has already been mentioned by other observers, and Skoda regards this rare symptom as a sign of paralysis of the right atrium, though it is difficult to see how it should arise in the latter state.
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