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Azygos Vein

Descriptions of Azygos Vein

Azygos Vein: one of a system of veins that drain the thoracic and abdominal walls; arises as a continuation of the right ascending lumbar vein and terminates in the superior vena cava
Source: WordNet 2.1

Azygos Vein : A vein which arises from the right ascending lumbar vein or the vena cava, enters the thorax through the aortic orifice in the diaphragm, and terminates in the superior vena cava.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Azygos Vein

Azygos Vein: The azygos vein is a major systemic vein located near the vertebral column. The azygos vein carries deoxygenated blood and carbon dioxide away from the deep structures of the abdomen and chest back toward the heart. It also provides a connection between the superior vena cava and the inferior vena cava. Blood flows through a variety of smaller veins in the deep abdomen and chest to the azygos vein, which then carries the blood into the superior vena cava and then into the right atrium of the heart.

Conditions that can afflict the azygos vein include aneurysm, thrombosis and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Azygos Vein

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Azygos Vein

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Azygos Vein

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