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vena

 [ve´nah] (pl. ve´nae) (L.)
vein (see also Appendix 2-6).
vena ca´va the inferior vena cava and superior vena cava considered as a unit. See Appendix 2-6.
inferior vena cava the venous trunk for the lower extremities and the pelvic and abdominal viscera; it empties into the right atrium of the heart. See Appendix 2-6.
superior vena cava the venous trunk draining blood from the head, neck, upper extremities, and chest; it empties into the right atrium of the heart. See Appendix 2-6.

vein

(vān), [TA]
A blood vessel carrying blood toward the heart; postnatally, all veins except the pulmonary carry dark unoxygenated blood.
Synonym(s): vena [TA]
[L. vena]

vena

(vē′nə)
n. pl. ve·nae (-nē) Anatomy
A vein.

vein

(vān) [TA]
A blood vessel carrying blood toward the heart; all the veins except the pulmonary carry dark or deoxygenated blood.
Synonym(s): vena [TA] .
[L. vena]

Patient discussion about vena

Q. I drink liquor a lot maybe 4x a week and I love drinking but after a couple days my veins star to hurt...Y? It runs in the familly alcohol and bud but I wish I could go a whole year withought poppin bottles.. what will be perscibed to a alki?

A. FROM ALL THAT DRINKING

Q. Are long flights dangerous? I'm flying next week to my vacation, and the flight is going to be rather long (almost 16 hours non-stop). Several years ago, my 75 years-old aunt had blood clot in her lung after a flight of similar length. I also heard that during flight the blood in the legs clots and that it can cause after that problems with the lungs and breathing. Does this mean it's dangerous for me to fly? Should I change my ticket to shorter connection flights?

A. Do other relatives of yours have blood clotting problems too, like your aunt? You should tell a doctor about the problem your aunt had and ask if it's genetic.

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