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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Usually this is either the cephalic vein and the brachial artery or the cephalic vein and radial artery.
Due to the small diameter of peripheral veins, blood collection at the distal parts of the fore legs (cephalic vein) and of the hind legs (saphenous vein) were only feasible using 30 Gauge sized insulin cannulas (needle diameter 0.3 mm) (OMNICAN Insulinspritze 0.5 ml U40 0.3 x 8 mm or Sterican Insulin 30 Gauge 0.3 x 12 mm, B.
On the fourth day of admission, patient developed spontaneous thrombophlebitis of the left cephalic vein. Doppler revealed complete thrombosis of left cephalic vein extending into subclavian vein.
It passes over the subclavian vein and its branches, being located medial to the drainage of the cephalic vein into the subclavian vein.
The second choice is the cephalic vein, and third choice is the basilic vein.
Cephalic vein (also called the antecubital vein) is a superficial vein of the preaxial border of the upper limb and is clearly visible in light-skinned individuals [1].
Lead fracture depends on factors such as coil diameter, radius of curvature, and approach used for implantation, with more fractures occurring with internal jugular vein approach than external jugular or cephalic vein approach.
The PV group was injected with labeled AT-MSCs via the cephalic vein at a dose of 2 x [10.sup.6] cells/kg.
Colbayet al., "Hemodynamic changes in the cephalic vein of patients with hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula," Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, vol.
Blood samples were drawn from cephalic vein in anticoagulant EDTA vacutainers (BD, USA).