facial vein


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Noun1.facial vein - any of several veins draining the face
anterior facial vein, vena facialis anterior - a continuation of the angular vein; unites with the retromandibular vein before emptying into the internal jugular vein
posterior facial vein, retromandibular vein, vena retromandibularis - posterior branch of the facial vein; formed by temporal veins in front of the ear
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"
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
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For instance, Apple recently obtained a patent on facial vein recognition using infrared rays which the company plans to incorporate in its devices.
reported that the EJV split into two parts on the external surface of the SCM muscle but re-joined at the junction of the facial vein.
Facial vein draining into external jugular vein in humans: its variations, phylogenetic retention and clinical relevance.
This information, combined with the further imaging demonstration of continuity of each mass with the retromandibular vein (also known as the posterior facial vein), confirmed the diagnosis of venous ectasia.
Orbital veins lack valves, allowing for free communication between facial vein and the cavernous sinus.
The PVP communicates with the cavernous sinus, ophthalmic vein, maxillary vein, and facial vein; no valve exists between these veins.
The mucosal surface was inset prior to the microsurgical anastomosis to the right facial artery and common facial vein.
The parotid duct passes through the posterior part, and the anterior facial vein passes through the antero-inferior margin.
Leg and facial vein treatments, hair removal, skin rejuvenation, cellulite and circumferential reduction treatments have no place being advertised and offered in a doctor's office that specializes in women's gynecological and reproductive health.
The facial vein of the neck may be reached with a 1.5-in long needle.
The facial vein drains into the internal jugular vein.
The common facial vein was joining the normal part of the IJV present between these two fenestrations, while other veins were draining in the anterior part of the second (lower) fenestration of the IJV.