Vein, brachial
A vein that accompanies the brachial artery between the shoulder and the elbow. The route of the brachial artery is from the shoulder down to the elbow, whereas that of the brachial vein is in the reverse direction — from the elbow back up to the shoulder. Veins often appear to accompany arteries while the blood within them is coursing in opposite directions.

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  • Brachial artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria brachialis GraySubject = 150 GrayPage = 589 Caption = The brachial artery. Caption2 = Right upper limb, anterior view, brachial artery and elbow. BranchFrom = axillary artery BranchTo = Profunda… …   Wikipedia

  • brachial vein — n one of a pair of veins accompanying the brachial artery and uniting with each other and with the basilic vein to form the axillary vein …   Medical dictionary

  • Brachial veins — Infobox Vein Name = Brachial veins Latin = venae brachiales GraySubject = 172 GrayPage = 663 Caption = The veins of the right axilla, viewed from in front. DrainsFrom = Source = radial veins, ulnar veins DrainsTo = axillary vein Artery = brachial …   Wikipedia

  • Vein — A blood vessel that carries blood low in oxygen content from the body back to the heart. The deoxygenated form of hemoglobin (deoxyhemoglobin) in venous blood makes it appear dark. Veins are part of the afferent wing of the circulatory system… …   Medical dictionary

  • brachial vein — noun two veins in either arm that accompany the brachial artery and empty into the axillary vein • Syn: ↑vena brachialis • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel * * * noun : one of a pair of veins accompanying the course of the brachial… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brachial lymph nodes — Infobox Lymph Name = PAGENAME Latin = nodi lymphoidei brachiales GraySubject = 178 GrayPage = 699 Caption = Lymphatics of the mamma, and the axillary glands Caption2 = 2. Axillary lymphatic plexus 4. Cubital lymph nodes (not part of the lymph… …   Wikipedia

  • Axillary vein — Infobox Vein Name = Axillary vein Latin = vena axillaris GraySubject = 172 GrayPage = 663 Caption = Anterior view of right upper limb and thorax axillary vein and the distal part of the basilic vein and cephalic vein. DrainsFrom = axilla Source …   Wikipedia

  • Deep vein — Vein: Deep vein The veins of the right axilla, viewed from in front. Latin vena profunda Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Cephalic vein — Vein: Cephalic veins Superficial veins of the upper limb …   Wikipedia

  • Median cubital vein — Vein: Median cubital vein Superficial veins of the upper limb. The median cubital vein is labelled (in latin) Vena mediana cubiti. Latin vena mediana cubiti …   Wikipedia

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