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A & P 2 Chapter 18C

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Femoral
Large deep vein in the thigh that enters the pelvis as the external iliac vein
Inferior vena cava
The common iliac vein empties its blood into this large vein
Portal
Formed by the merger of the superior mesenteric vein and the splenic vein
Great saphenous vein
The longest vein in the body. It is located in the lower extremities
Jugular
The main vein that drains the brain
Subclavian
The vein that receives blood from the axillary vein and the external jugular vein
Median cubital
Arm vein commonly used to administer IV fluids and draw a sample of blood
Superior vena cava
The large vein that drains the head, shoulders and upper extremities and empties blood into the right atrium
Hepatic vein
Carries venous blood from the liver to the inferior vena cava
Renal vein
Drains the kidney