vertebral vein


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ver·te·bral vein

[TA]
a vein derived from tributaries (venae comitantes) that run through the foramina in the transverse processes of the first six cervical vertebrae and form a plexus around the vertebral artery; it empties as a single trunk into the brachiocephalic veins.
Synonym(s): vena vertebralis [TA]
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ver·te·bral vein

(vĕr'tĕ-brăl vān) [TA]
A vein derived from tributaries (venae comitantes) that run through the foramina in the transverse processes of the first six cervical vertebrae and form a plexus around the vertebral artery; it empties as a single trunk into the brachiocephalic veins.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

vertebral vein

A vein draining the venous plexus that surrounds each vertebral artery. The vertebral vein leaves the sixth cervical transverse foramen and empties into the brachiocephalic vein.
See also: vein
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