jugular vein

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jugular vein

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

n
(Anatomy) any of three large veins of the neck that return blood to the heart from the head and face
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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.
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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"
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However, there have been certain randomized trials that proved that jugular venous catheterization did not reducethe incidence of bacteremia as compared to femoral access18.
The risk of catheter-related bloodstream infection with femoral venous catheters as compared to subclavian and internal jugular venous catheters: A systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis.
Styloidogenic jugular venous compression syndrome: diagnosis and treatment: case report.
Cardiovascular examination revealed an elevated jugular venous pulse (JVP).
Olatise, "Utility of blind percutaneous jugular venous cannulation in resource-limited settings," Journal of Vascular Access, vol.
It appears that our patient had severe exudative pharyngitis which may have progressed to cause transient jugular venous thrombophlebitis manifested as neck swelling.
Jugular venous phlebectasia has been more commonly described in pediatric population, presenting as a soft compressible swelling in the neck and increasing in size during coughing, crying, sneezing, or Valsalva maneuver.
The patient remained intubated and hemodynamically stable, with no evidence of jugular venous distension.
The Trendelenburg position can increase jugular venous pressure as much as four times and create a visible increase in jugular venous distention [5].