postcava


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postcava

(pəʊstˈkɑːvə; -ˈkeɪvə)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy the inferior vena cava
[C19: New Latin; see post-, vena cava]
postˈcaval adj
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Noun1.postcava - receives blood from lower limbs and abdominal organs and empties into the posterior part of the right atrium of the heartpostcava - 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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Two millilitres of blood was drawn from the postcava. After centrifugation, the obtained serums were used for the detection of liver function and other biochemical indicators.
Circular congestion resulted in transient heart failure and backflow of the liquid from postcava to liver.