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Inferior vena cava

Descriptions of 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.
Source: National Institute of Health

Inferior vena cava: 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
Source: WordNet 2.1

Inferior vena cava : The venous trunk which receives blood from the lower extremities and from the pelvic and abdominal organs.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Inferior vena cava

Inferior vena cava: The inferior vena cava is the largest vein in the body and one of the great vessels of the body. The function of the inferior vena cava is to carry deoxygenated blood from smaller veins in the lower half of the body back to the heart. Blood flows into the inferior vena cava from veins that include the common iliac veins, renal vein, lumbar veins, gonadal veins, suprarenal veins, and hepatic veins. The inferior vena cava drains blood into the right atrium of the heart. Conditions that afflict the inferior vena cava include trauma, congenital heart defects, cancer, occlusion, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and transposition of the great vessels.

Closely Related Organs: Inferior vena cava

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Inferior vena cava

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Inferior vena cava

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Related organs: heart (55), lower body, veins (7)

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