cephalic vein

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Related to cephalic vein: brachial vein, axillary vein, basilic vein
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Noun1.cephalic vein - a large vein of the arm that empties into the axillary 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"
arm - a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
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The first case involved a cephalic vein arteriovenous fistula (AVF) exhibiting a short usable length, where the VWING was implanted to provide an additional cannulation site for the patient and to extend the usable length of the fistula.
We observed that after sublingual dosing with BPA at these doses, plasma BPA concentrations in the jugular vein were higher and more variable than corresponding concentrations in the cephalic vein during the first 60 min and 15 min after dosing, respectively [see Supplemental Material, Figure S1 (http://dx.
Ultrasound of the left arm revealed an occlusive thrombus of the cephalic vein.
With the deltoid and the cephalic vein retracted laterally, the smaller branches of the cephalic vein are coagulated or tied.