middle cardiac vein(redirected from inferior cardiac vein)
mid·dle car·di·ac vein[TA]
vein that begins at the apex of the heart (where it anastomoses with the great cardiac vein), and ascends within the posterior interventricular sulcus to the coronary sinus.
Synonym(s): vena cardiaca media [TA], vena cordis media ☆ , vena interventricularis posterior ☆ , inferior cardiac vein, posterior interventricular vein
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mid·dle car·di·ac vein(mid'dĕl kahr'dē-ak vān) [TA]
Begins at the apex of the heart, anastomoses with the great cardiac vein, and ascends within the posterior interventricular sulcus to the coronary sinus.
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middle cardiac vein
A large vein that runs in the posterior interventricular groove of the heart; it accompanies the posterior interventricular artery, and both vein and artery drain the same territory. The middle cardiac vein empties into the coronary sinus.
See also: vein
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