thyroid vein
thyroid vein n any of several small veins draining blood from the thyroid gland and nearby structures in the front of the neck:
a) a vein on each side that drains the upper part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein called also superior thyroid vein
b) a vein on each side that drains the lateral part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein called also middle thyroid vein
c) any of two to four veins on each side that drain the thyroid gland and unite to empty into the brachiocephalic vein on the same side or that unite with the veins on the opposite side to form a common trunk emptying into the left brachiocephalic vein called also inferior thyroid vein

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • thyroid vein — noun any of several small veins draining blood from the thyroid area • Syn: ↑vena thyroidea • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel • Hyponyms: ↑inferior thyroid vein, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • thyroid vein inferior — vena thyroidea inferioris …   Medical dictionary

  • thyroid vein superior — vena thyroidea superior …   Medical dictionary

  • Middle thyroid vein — Vein: Middle thyroid vein The thyroid gland and its relations. (Middle thyroid vein labeled at center right.) …   Wikipedia

  • Superior thyroid vein — Infobox Vein Name = Superior thyroid vein Latin = vena thyreoidea superioris GraySubject = 168 GrayPage = 649 Caption = The veins of the thyroid gland. Caption2 = Veins DrainsFrom = DrainsTo = internal jugular vein Artery = superior thyroid… …   Wikipedia

  • middle thyroid vein — noun a vein on each side that drains the lateral part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein • Hypernyms: ↑thyroid vein, ↑vena thyroidea …   Useful english dictionary

  • superior thyroid vein — noun a vein on each side that drains the upper part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein • Hypernyms: ↑thyroid vein, ↑vena thyroidea …   Useful english dictionary

  • inferior thyroid vein — n THYROID VEIN (c) …   Medical dictionary

  • middle thyroid vein — n THYROID VEIN (b) …   Medical dictionary

  • superior thyroid vein — n THYROID VEIN (a) …   Medical dictionary

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