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Azygos vein

Introduction: Azygos vein

Description 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)

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 2007

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Azygos vein as an Organ

Azygos vein (organ): The azygos vein is a major systemic vein located near the vertebral column...more »

Azygos vein (organ): See Azygos Vein (organ information).

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Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Azygos vein

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Azygos vein

The following list attempts to classify Azygos vein into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • vein,vena,venous blood vessel
  • blood vessel
  • vas,vessel
  • tube,tube-shaped structure
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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