internal jugular vein(redirected from vena jugularis interna)
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in·ter·nal jug·u·lar vein[TA]
in·ter·nal jug·u·lar vein(in-tĕr'năl jŭg'yū-lăr vān) [TA]
internal jugular vein
The internal jugular vein is forms in the base of the skull by the merger of the inferior petrosal and sigmoid sinuses. As the vein descends through the neck, tributary veins include the facial, lingual, pharyngeal, superior thyroid, and middle thyroid veins.
The right internal jugular vein is often the blood vessel used for medical access to the central venous circulation and to the right side of the heart.