lumbar veins

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lum·bar veins

five in number, these veins accompany the lumbar arteries, drain the posterior body wall and the lumbar vertebral venous plexuses, and terminate anteriorly as follows: the first and second in the ascending lumbar vein, the third and fourth in the inferior vena cava, and the fifth in the iliolumbar vein; all communicate through the ascending lumbar veins.
Synonym(s): venae lumbales [TA]
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