jugular vein


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jugular vein

n.
Any of several large veins of the neck that drain blood from the head.

jugular vein

n
(Anatomy) any of three large veins of the neck that return blood to the heart from the head and face

jug·u·lar vein

(jŭg′yə-lər)
Either of the two large veins on either side of the neck that drain blood from the head.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jugular vein - veins in the neck that return blood from the headjugular vein - veins in the neck that return blood from the head
anterior jugular vein - arises below the chin from veins draining the lower face; joins the external jugular vein
external jugular vein - formed by the junction of the posterior auricular and the retromandibular veins; empties into the subclavian vein
internal jugular vein - a continuation of the sigmoid sinus of the dura mater; joins the subclavian vein to form the brachiocephalic vein
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
cervix, neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
References in classic literature ?
When the man was dead an examination disclosed the unmistakable marks of an animal's fangs deeply sunken into the jugular vein.
One arm was nearly severed by the giant fangs, and a great piece had been torn from his neck, exposing his jugular vein, which the cruel jaws had missed but by a miracle.
Kantos Kan perceived my coup and stepping quickly to my side he placed his foot upon my neck and withdrawing his sword from my body gave me the final death blow through the neck which is supposed to sever the jugular vein, but in this instance the cold blade slipped harmlessly into the sand of the arena.
The internal jugular vein had been cut through, with such violence, judging by the appearances, that the wound could not have been inflicted, in the act of suicide, by the hand of the deceased person.
The weapon went into the victim's neck 1 1/1 inches and hit his jugular vein,' said Bronx Chief of Detectives Joseph Reznick.
Mr Hyland's jugular vein was severed and he now has permanent voice problems.
Solitary internal jugular vein invasion by thyroid carcinoma: Resection and reconstruction.
History is witness to the fact that India, whenever given opportunity, always conspired to weaken Pakistan and oppressive rule over Pakistans jugular vein, Kashmir, and open interference in Balochistan is an open proof, the spokesman said He warned that if Pakistani rulers did not mend their ways of siding with enemies of Islam and the country and paid no heed to the voice of the public than Junood-e-Hafza would take all measures to defend the country and Islam and the rulers would be made accountable for according India MFN status.
He said that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had termed Kashmir a jugular vein of Pakistan and had ordered the then army chief to send Pakistani forces into Kashmir for its independence, but the latter had refused to follow Jinnah's order.
PT instructor Mr Paterson's jugular vein was severed and only emergency surgery saved him from bleeding to death.
One cut to his neck was two inches deep and had sliced through the muscle over his carotid artery and jugular vein.
Ernest, from South Africa, has since had to endure hours of microsurgery and had stitches to a gaping wound in his neck, just millimetres from his jugular vein.