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Superior vena cava

Descriptions of Superior vena cava

Superior vena cava: The large vein that carries blood from the head, neck, arms, and chest to the heart.
Source: National Institute of Health

Superior vena cava: receives blood from the head and arms and chest and empties into the right atrium of the heart; formed from the azygos and both brachiocephalic veins
Source: WordNet 2.1

Superior vena cava : The venous trunk which returns blood from the head, neck, upper extremities and chest.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Superior vena cava

Superior vena cava: The superior vena cava is a very large vein in the body and one of the great vessels of the body. The function of the superior vena cava is to carry deoxygenated blood from smaller veins in the upper half of the body back to the heart. Blood flows into the superior vena cava from veins that include the Subclavian vein, the brachiocephalic veins and the azgous vein.

The superior vena cava drains blood into the right atrium of the heart. Conditions that afflict the superior vena cava include trauma, congenital heart defects, superior vena cava syndrome, cancer, and transposition of the great vessels.

Closely Related Organs: Superior vena cava

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Superior vena cava

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Superior vena cava

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

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