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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All the animals were anesthetized by isoflurane and then euthanized by exsanguination from the postcaval vein and aorta.
Five weeks after infection, mice were sacrificed and the mycobacterial burden was determined by plating homogenates of lung, excluding right postcaval lobe, and entire spleen onto Middlebrook 7H11 agar plates supplemented with 10% OADC enrichment and a 4-antibiotic mixture (40 U/mL polymycin B, 4 [micro]g/mL amphotericin, 50 [micro]g/mL carbenicillin, 2 [micro]g/mL trimethoprim) that prevents growth of contaminating microorganisms.
The right postcaval lobes were fixed in formalin and embedded in paraffin.