superior vena cava
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Related to superior vena cava: left atrium, right atrium, pulmonary vein, pulmonary valve, pulmonary artery, aorta, tricuspid valve, Right pulmonary artery
vena[ve´nah] (pl. ve´nae) (L.)
vein (see also 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.
su·pe·ri·or ve·na ca·va(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr vē'nă kā'vă)
superior vena cavaThe final venous channel that returns blood from the head, shoulders, upper limbs and thoracic structures other than the lungs to the upper chamber (atrium) of the right side of the heart.
Superior vena cava
The major vein that carries blood from the upper body to the heart.
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