Veins

The veins also are major blood vessels connected to your heart.

  • The pulmonary veins carry oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to the left side of the heart so it can be pumped to the body.
  • The superior and inferior vena cavae are large veins that carry oxygen-poor blood from the body back to the heart

Source: NHLBI (NIH)1

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Veins: The vessels carrying blood away from the Capillary Beds.2

Types

Types may include:3

Types of Vein:

  • Anterior Auricular Vein
  • Anterior Caudate Vein
  • Anterior Ulnar Vein
  • Auricular Vein
  • Axillary Vein
  • Azygos Vein
  • Basilic Vein
  • Brachial Vein
  • Bronchial Vein
  • Cardiac Vein
  • Central Vein
  • Cephalic Vein
  • Cerebellar Vein
  • Cerebral Vein
  • Common Ulnar Vein
  • Cortical Vein
  • Cutaneous Vein
  • Cystic Vein
  • Deep Epigastric Vein
  • Deep Palmar Vein
  • Deep Vein
  • Digital Vein
  • Dorsal Metatarsal Vein
  • Epigastric Vein
  • Facial Vein
  • Femoral Vein
  • Gastric Vein
  • Hemorrhoidal Plexus
  • Hepatic Vein
  • Hypophyseal Portal Vein
  • Ileal Vein
  • Ileocolic Vein
  • Iliac Vein
  • Iliolumbar Vein
  • Inferior Anastomotic Vein of the Labbe
  • Inferior Palpebral Vein
  • Inferior Vena Cava
  • Innominate Vein
  • Internal Mammary Vein
  • Internal Maxillary Vein
  • Internal Occipital Vein
  • Interosseous Vein
  • Jugular Vein
  • Masseteric Vein
  • Median Basilic Vein
  • Median Cephalic Vein
  • Median Vein
  • Mesenteric Vein
  • Obturator Vein
  • Ovarian Vein
  • Pancreatico-Duodenal Vein
  • Pancreatic Vein
  • Pericardiacophrenic Vein
  • Phrenic Vein
  • Popliteal Vein
  • Portal Vein
  • Posterior Auricular Vein
  • Posterior Ulnar Vein
  • Pulmonary Vein
  • Radial Vein of the Upper Extremity
  • Renal Vein
  • Retinal Vein
  • Saphenous Vein
  • Septal Vein
  • Spermatic Vein
  • Splenic Trabecular Vein
  • Splenic Vein
  • Subclavian Vein
  • Subcostal Vein
  • Submental Vein
  • Superficial Vein
  • Superficial Vein of the Hand
  • Superior Anastomotic Vein of the Trolard
  • Superior Intercostal Vein
  • Superior Vena Cava
  • Supra-orbital Vein
  • Suprarenal Vein
  • Systemic Vein
  • Temporal Vein
  • Temporo-maxillary Vein
  • Thalamostriate Vein
  • Thoracic Vein
  • Thymic Vein
  • Tibial Vein
  • Vein of the Head or Neck
  • Vena Cava
  • Vertebral Vein

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References

  1. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ chd/ heartworks
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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