large vein

large vein

a vein (for example, inferior vena cava) characterized by having a reduced or absent tunica media and an adventitia with large bundles of longitudinally disposed smooth muscle.
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His adversary had fallen senseless with excessive pain and the flow of blood, that gushed from an artery or a large vein. The ruffian kicked and trampled on him, and dashed his head repeatedly against the flags, holding me with one hand, meantime, to prevent me summoning Joseph.
For they were a musical family, and knew what they were about, when they sung a Glee or Catch, I can assure you: especially Topper, who could growl away in the bass like a good one, and never swell the large veins in his forehead, or get red in the face over it.
Surgical catheters involve the use of a long, thin flexible tube which is inserted into a large vein. A surgical catheter comprises of an extruded tube generally made of flexible material (including a plastic material).
Jones stabbed Brandon in the back, his left elbow, right buttock and right thigh - the latter injury cutting a large vein and causing extensive bleeding.
Other techniques include administration of propofol in large vein, chilling of drug before use and dilution of propofol in other medicines like intralipid4,5.
The fourth operation, which involved connecting a large vein in Beau's chest to the main artery in her heart, was a success.
Stacey also suffered from superior vena cava obstruction - meaning she had a blockage of a large vein in her chest that carries blood from the upper half of the body to the heart.
The eight-year-old also recently had to have a Hickman Line fitted (a catheter into a large vein in the neck used to administer medication).
He said that he died as a result of a single stab wound which cut through a large vein and his right lung, causing rapid and heavy blood loss.
An innovative technique of preserving the patient's own vena cava (the large vein running from the liver to the heart) to reduce blood loss, was used during the procedure.
Thoracic magnetic resonance imaging [Figure 2] was performed in patients with suspected vertebral, heart, and large vein invasion and in those in whom cystic or solid distinction could not be made, whereas all patients with a solid lesion underwent positron emission tomography--CT (PET/CT).
(25) Major complications seen are catheter-related large vein thrombosis, central line-associated bloodstream infections, and insertion-related complications, such as pneumothorax and arterial puncture.

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