Central retinal vein
The blood vessel that carries blood away from the retina of the eye. The counterpart to the central retinal vein is the central retinal artery, the blood vessel that carries blood into the eye and supplies nutrition to the retina.

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central retinal vein n CENTRAL VEIN OF THE RETINA

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Central retinal vein — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = vena centralis retinae GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Veins of orbit. (Central retinal vein not labeled, but region is visible the vein is inside the optic nerve.) Caption2 = Diagram of the blood vessels… …   Wikipedia

  • extraocular part of central retinal vein — pars extraocularis venae centralis retinae …   Medical dictionary

  • intraocular part of central retinal vein — pars intraocularis venae centralis retinae …   Medical dictionary

  • retinal vein — see CENTRAL RETINAL VEIN …   Medical dictionary

  • retinal vein occlusion — blockage of a vein carrying blood from the retina. Small branch veins carry blood from different parts of the retina and drain into the central retinal vein, which leaves the eye at the optic disc. Blockage of the central retinal vein (central… …   Medical dictionary

  • retinal vein occlusion — blockage of a vein carrying blood from the retina. Small branch veins carry blood from different parts of the retina and drain into the central retinal vein, which leaves the eye at the optic disc. Blockage of the central retinal vein (central… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Central retinal artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria centralis retinae GraySubject = 146 GrayPage = 571 Caption = The ophthalmic artery and its branches. (Central retinal artery visible at center.) Caption2 = Interior of posterior half of bulb of left… …   Wikipedia

  • Retinal vein, central — The blood vessel that carries blood away from the retina of the eye. The counterpart to the central retinal vein is the central retinal artery, the blood vessel that carries blood into the eye and supplies nutrition to the retina …   Medical dictionary

  • Vein, central retinal — The blood vessel that carries blood away from the retina of the eye. The counterpart to the central retinal vein is the central retinal artery, the vessel that carries blood into the eye and supplies nutrition to the retina …   Medical dictionary

  • Central retinal artery — The blood vessel that carries blood into the eye and supplies nutrition to the retina. The counterpart to the central retinal artery is the central retinal vein, the vessel that carries blood away from the retina. * * * central retinal artery n… …   Medical dictionary

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