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Subclavian Vein

Descriptions of Subclavian Vein

Subclavian Vein: a continuation of the axillary vein; joins the internal jugular to form the brachiocephalic vein
Source: WordNet 2.1

Subclavian Vein : The continuation of the axillary vein which follows the subclavian artery and then joins the internal jugular vein to form the brachiocephalic vein.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Subclavian Vein

Subclavian Vein: The subclavian vein is a major systemic vein in the upper chest. The paired subclavian vein is continuous with the axillary vein and carries deoxygenated blood and carbon dioxide away from the shoulder area back toward the heart. Blood flows from a variety of smaller veins and the axillary vein and drains into the subclavian vein. The subclavian vein joins with the internal jugular vein to form the brachiocephalic vein, where blood then flows toward the superior vena cava and into the right atrium of the heart.

Conditions that can afflict the subclavian vein include thrombophlebitis, thrombosis and trauma.

Closely Related Organs: Subclavian Vein

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Subclavian Vein

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Subclavian Vein

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