inferior vena cava

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Related to Posterior vena cava: liver, pulmonary artery, anterior vena cava
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Noun1.inferior vena cava - receives blood from lower limbs and abdominal organs and empties into the posterior part of the right atrium of the heartinferior vena cava - receives blood from lower limbs and abdominal organs and empties into the posterior part of the right atrium of the heart; formed from the union of the two iliac veins
vena cava - either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart
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Pulmonary thromboembolism in cattle due to thrombosis of the posterior vena cava associated with hepatic abscessation.
Variations in pattern of renal vessels and their relation to type of posterior vena cava in man.

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