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Descriptions of Vein

Vein: a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; all veins except the pulmonary carry unaerated blood
Source: WordNet 2.1

Vein : vessel carrying blood towards the heart.
Source: CRISP

Vein : The vessels carrying blood toward the heart.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Article Excerpts about Vein

Veins carry deoxygenated blood to the lungs to pick up more oxygen, and then back to the heart once again.

Summary Information: Vein

Vein: Blood vessels that carry blood back to the heart.

Vein: A blood vessel that carries blood toward the heart. (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK)

Condition count: 7 ; see list below.

Organ subtypes: vena cava inferior, vena cava superior

Organ types: Circulatory system (151), Blood vessels (57)

Related organs: artery (22), heart (55), blood vessels (57)

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Vein: Related Topics

Diseases List for Vein:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Vein' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:







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