inferior mesenteric vein

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in·fe·ri·or mes·en·ter·ic vein

[TA]
a continuation of the superior rectal vein at the brim of the pelvis, ascending retroperitoneally to the left of the aorta and emptying into the splenic vein or into the superior mesenteric vein or less commonly in the angle between these veins.
Synonym(s): vena mesenterica inferior [TA]

inferior mesenteric vein

the vein in the lower body that returns the blood from the rectum, the sigmoid and descending colons, and part of the transverse colon. It receives the sigmoid veins from the sigmoid colon and the iliac colon and the left colic vein from the descending colon and the left colic flexure. Compare superior mesenteric vein.

inferior mesenteric vein

The vein that accompanies the inferior mesenteric artery; it drains the rectum and the sigmoid and descending colon, and it empties into the splenic vein.
See also: vein
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Hence, in the present experiment, intraruminal infusion of propionate may also use a different mechanism to transport propionate into mesenteric veins.
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After several days, pairs of worms migrate to the inferior mesenteric veins.
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Three-dimensional reconstructions are not possible in this case; however, the images are generally more than adequate to assess the patency of the inferior vena cava (IVC), hepatic veins and mesenteric veins (Figure 2).
americana indicate that adult flukes mature within the mesenteric veins (Goff & Ronald 1981).
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