superior vena cava

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Related to anterior vena cava: pulmonary artery, Posterior vena cava
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Noun1.superior vena cava - receives blood from the head and arms and chest and empties into the right atrium of the heart; formed from the azygos and both brachiocephalic veins
vena cava - either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart
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Methods: Under CT guidance, an 18G needle was used to puncture the anterior wall of the anterior vena cava (AVC) in 12 pigs.
In the pig, the term anterior vena cava (AVC) due to animal posture is more correct and, therefore, is preferred to SVC.
Macroscopic assessment of organs and histologic evaluation of anterior vena cava specimens

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