inferior vena cava


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Noun1.inferior vena cava - receives blood from lower limbs and abdominal organs and empties into the posterior part of the right atrium of the heartinferior vena cava - receives blood from lower limbs and abdominal organs and empties into the posterior part of the right atrium of the heart; formed from the union of the two iliac veins
vena cava - either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart
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The most medial among the five was larger than other veins (3 mm in diameter) and it continued as lower right testicular vein and opened into the right edge of the inferior vena cava, 1 cm above the union of the common iliac veins (Figs.
The permanent HD catheter could be inserted into the internal jugular, subclavian, femoral veins and the inferior vena cava. The subclavian vein is not generally recommended for avoiding subclavian vein thrombosis or narrowing.
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On Doppler US, a germinal membrane of the cyst was found to be extending into the inferior vena cava. A contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen and chest was performed to delineate the extension of the germinal membrane of the cyst.
This suggests strain of detoxification reserves in the portal vein and inferior vena cava of the animals and increased content of catabolic substances (Figure 2).
David Ford suffered injury to his inferior vena cava, a major vein carrying blood from the lower body to the heart, multiple broken ribs, spinal fractures, internal bleeding, collapsed lungs and a broken sternum, according to the plaintiffs attorney, Michael S.

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