inferior vena cava

inferior vena cava
A large vein that empties into the heart. It carries blood from the legs and feet and from organs in the abdomen and pelvis.

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  • inferior vena cava — n a vein that is the largest vein in the human body, is formed by the union of the two common iliac veins at the level of the fifth lumbar vertebra, and returns blood to the right atrium of the heart from bodily parts below the diaphragm …   Medical dictionary

  • Inferior vena cava — Infobox Vein | Name = PAGENAME Latin = vena cava inferior GraySubject = 173 GrayPage = 677 Image Heart diagram 250px Caption = Anterior (frontal) view of the opened heart. White arrows indicate normal blood flow. Caption2 = DrainsFrom = Source =… …   Wikipedia

  • Inferior vena cava filter — An inferior vena cava filter, also IVC filter a type of vascular filter, is a medical device that is implanted into the inferior vena cava to prevent pulmonary emboli (PEs). IVC filters are used in case of contraindication to anticoagulation,… …   Wikipedia

  • inferior vena cava filter — a filter used in transvenous vena caval interruption for the prevention of pulmonary embolism; the most common type is the umbrella filter. Called also vena cava or vena caval f. Vena cava filter. Expandable wire mesh basket (arrows) in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Inferior vena cava syndrome — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = PAGENAME ICD10 = ICD10|I|87|1|i|80 ICDO = Caption = OMIM = OMIM mult = eMedicineSubj = emerg eMedicineTopic = 2718 Inferior vena cava syndrome (IVCS) is a result of obstruction of the inferior vena cava. It can be… …   Wikipedia

  • inferior vena cava. — See under vena cava. Also called postcava. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • inferior vena cava — noun receives blood from lower limbs and abdominal organs and empties into the posterior part of the right atrium of the heart; formed from the union of the two iliac veins • Syn: ↑postcava • Hypernyms: ↑vena cava …   Useful english dictionary

  • inferior vena cava. — See under vena cava. Also called postcava. [1830 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Valve of the inferior vena cava — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = valvula venae cavae inferioris GraySubject = 139 GrayPage = 540 Caption = Interior of right side of heart. (Valve of inf. vena cava labeled at lower left.) Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName =… …   Wikipedia

  • membranous obstruction of inferior vena cava — an occasional cause of Budd Chiari syndrome in which there is a congenital membrane obstructing the inferior vena cava and blocking outflow from the hepatic veins …   Medical dictionary

  • inferior vena cava — noun The large vein which returns blood from the lower extremities, and the pelvic and abdominal organs, to the right atrium of the heart. Syn: IVC …   Wiktionary

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