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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