small cardiac vein


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small car·di·ac vein

[TA]
an inconstant vessel, accompanying the right coronary artery in the coronary sulcus, from the right margin of the right ventricle, and emptying into the coronary sinus or the middle cardiac vein.
Synonym(s): vena cardiaca parva [TA], vena cordis parva

small car·di·ac vein

(smawl kahr'dē-ak vān) [TA]
An inconstant vessel, accompanying the right coronary artery in the coronary sulcus, from the right margin of the right ventricle, and emptying into the coronary sinus or the middle cardiac vein.

small cardiac vein

A surface vein of the heart that begins at the apex, runs along the right ventricle, and follows the coronary sulcus to the right to drain into the coronary sinus.
See also: vein