Vein, splenic
A vein that is formed by the union of several small veins draining blood from the stomach, pancreas and spleen. The splenic vein is a major contributor to the portal vein which goes to the liver.

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  • Splenic artery — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteria splenica, arteria lienalis GraySubject = 154 GrayPage = 605 | Caption = The visceral surface of the spleen. Caption2 = Branches of the celiac artery. ( Lienal artery is an old term for splenic artery …   Wikipedia

  • Splenic — Splen ic, a. [L. splenicus, Gr. splhniko s; cf. F. spl[ e]nique.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the spleen; lienal; as, the splenic vein. [1913 Webster] {Splenic apoplexy} or {Splenic fever}. (Med.) See {Anthrax}, n., 3. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Splenic apoplexy — Splenic Splen ic, a. [L. splenicus, Gr. splhniko s; cf. F. spl[ e]nique.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the spleen; lienal; as, the splenic vein. [1913 Webster] {Splenic apoplexy} or {Splenic fever}. (Med.) See {Anthrax}, n., 3. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Splenic fever — Splenic Splen ic, a. [L. splenicus, Gr. splhniko s; cf. F. spl[ e]nique.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the spleen; lienal; as, the splenic vein. [1913 Webster] {Splenic apoplexy} or {Splenic fever}. (Med.) See {Anthrax}, n., 3. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Splenic vein — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = vena lienalis GraySubject = 174 GrayPage = 681 Caption = Transverse section of the spleen, showing the trabecular tissue and the splenic vein and its tributaries. Caption2 = The portal vein and its tributaries …   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

  • Splenic vein — A vein formed by the union of several small veins that return blood from the stomach, pancreas and spleen. The splenic vein is a major contributor to the portal vein which goes to the liver. * * * splenic vein n the vein that carries blood away… …   Medical dictionary

  • Splenic hilum — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = hilum splenicum GraySubject = 278 GrayPage = 1282 Caption = The visceral surface of the spleen. (Splenic hilum visible but not labeled.) Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph =… …   Wikipedia

  • Vein, mesenteric — One of the large veins which return blood from the intestines. The inferior (lower) mesenteric vein empties into the splenic vein. The superior (upper) mesenteric vein then joins the splenic vein to create the portal vein which goes to the liver …   Medical dictionary

  • splenic portography — portography after percutaneous injection into the substance of the spleen, usually through the ninth intercostal space in the midaxillary line, of opaque material, which passes immediately into the splenic vein, and then into the portal vein,… …   Medical dictionary

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