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tube, tube-shaped structure
(anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
tubule
a small tube
microtubule
a microscopically small tubule
salpinx
a tube in the uterus or the ear
nephron, uriniferous tubule
any of the small tubules that are the excretory units of the vertebrate kidney
passage, passageway
a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
meatus
a natural body passageway
auditory meatus, acoustic meatus, ear canal, auditory canal, external auditory canal
either of the passages in the outer ear from the auricle to the tympanic membrane
nasal meatus
the passages in the nasal cavity formed by the projections of the nasal conchae
duct, canal, channel
a bodily passage or tube conveying a secretion or other substance
ductule, ductulus
a very small duct
canaliculus
a small canal or duct as in some bones and parts of plants
venous sinus, sinus
a wide channel containing blood; does not have the coating of an ordinary blood vessel
cavernous sinus, sinus cavernosus
either of a pair of large venous sinuses in the cranial cavity
coronary sinus, sinus coronarius
a short sinus receiving most of the veins of the heart; empties into the right atrium
sigmoid sinus, sinus sigmoideus
an S-shaped dural sinus on the temporal and occipital bones
straight sinus, tentorial sinus, sinus rectus
an unpaired sinus of the dura mater
transverse sinus, sinus transversus
a paired dural sinus; terminates in the sigmoid sinus
sinus
any of various air-filled cavities especially in the bones of the skull
ethmoidal sinus, sinus ethmoidales
a sinus of the meatuses of the nasal cavity
frontal sinus
one of a pair of cavities in the frontal bone
maxillary sinus
one of a pair of sinuses forming a cavity in the maxilla
paranasal sinus, sinus paranasales
paired cavities in the bones of the face
sinusoid
tiny endothelium-lined passages for blood in the tissue of an organ
root canal
the passage in the root of a tooth through which its nerve and blood vessels enter the pulp cavity
semicircular canal
one of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one another; concerned with equilibrium
Eustachian tube, auditory tube
either of the paired tubes connecting the middle ears to the nasopharynx; equalizes air pressure on the two sides of the eardrum
cochlea
the snail-shaped tube in the inner ear where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the Organ of Corti
lacrimal duct, lachrymal duct
any of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands
artery, arteria
a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
alveolar artery, arteria alveolaris
a branch of the maxillary artery that supplies the alveolar process
inferior alveolar artery, arteria alveolaris inferior
the alveolar artery that goes through the mandibular canal to supply the lower teeth
superior alveolar artery, arteria alveolaris superior
the alveolar artery that supplies the upper teeth
angular artery, arteria angularis
the terminal branch of the facial artery
aorta
the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries
ascending aorta
the ascending part of the aorta as it emerges from the left ventricle
aortic arch
the part of the aorta that arches and turns downward
descending aorta
the descending part of the aorta that branches into the thoracic and abdominal aortae
abdominal aorta
a branch of the descending aorta
thoracic aorta
a branch of the descending aorta; divides into the iliac arteries
appendicular artery, arteria appendicularis
the branch of the ileocolic artery that supplies the veriform appendix
arcuate artery, arteria arcuata
curved artery in the foot
arcuate artery of the kidney
curved arteries of the kidney
arteriole, arteriola, capillary artery
one of the small thin-walled arteries that end in capillaries
artery of the penis bulb, arteria bulbi penis
a branch of the internal pudendal artery of males that supplies the bulb of the penis
artery of the vestibule bulb, arteria bulbi vestibuli
a branch of the internal pudendal artery in females that supplies the bulb of the vestibule
ascending artery, arteria ascendens
the branch of the ileocolic artery that supplies the ascending colon
auricular artery, arteria auricularis
artery that supplies blood to the ear
axillary artery, arteria axillaris
the part of the main artery of the arm that lies in the armpit and is continuous with the subclavian artery above and the brachial artery below
basilar artery, arteria basilaris
an unpaired artery; supplies the pons and cerebellum and the back part of the cerebrum and the inner ear
brachial artery, arteria brachialis
the main artery of the upper arm; a continuation of the axillary artery; bifurcates into the radial and ulnar arteries at the elbow
bronchial artery
arteries that accompany the bronchioles
buccal artery, arteria buccalis
a branch of the maxillary artery that supplies blood to the buccinator muscle and the cheek
carotid artery, arteria carotis
either of two major arteries of the neck and head; branches from the aorta
common carotid artery, common carotid
runs upward in the neck and divides into the external and internal carotid arteries
external carotid artery, external carotid
the branch of the carotid artery that supplies blood to the face and tongue and external parts of the head
internal carotid artery
the branch of the carotid artery that supplies blood to the brain and eyes and internal parts of the head
celiac trunk, celiac artery, truncus celiacus, arteria celiaca
an artery that originates from the abdominal aorta just below the diaphragm and branches into the left gastric artery and the common hepatic artery and the splenic artery
central artery of the retina, arteria centralis retinae
a branch of the ophthalmic artery; enters the eyeball with the optic nerve
cerebellar artery, arteria cerebelli
an artery that supplies the cerebellum
inferior cerebellar artery
the inferior branch of the cerebellar artery
superior cerebellar artery
the superior branch of the cerebellar artery
cerebral artery, arteria cerebri
any of the arteries supplying blood to the cerebral cortex
anterior cerebral artery
one of two branches of the internal carotid artery; divides into two branches that serve (1) the thalamus and (2) parts of the frontal and parietal cortex
middle cerebral artery
one of two branches of the internal carotid artery; divides into three branches
posterior cerebral artery
arises from the basilar artery; divides into three branches
cervical artery, areteria cervicalis
an artery that supplies the muscles of the neck
choroidal artery, arteria choroidea
an artery that supplies the choroid plexus
ciliary artery, arteria ciliaris
one of several arteries supplying the choroid coat of the eye
circle of Willis
a ring of arteries at the base of the brain
circumflex artery
any of several paired curving arteries
circumflex artery of the thigh, arteria circumflexa femoris
an artery that supplies the hip joint and thigh muscles
circumflex humeral artery, arteria circumflexa humeri
an artery that supplies the shoulder joint and shoulder muscles
circumflex iliac artery, arteria circumflexa ilium
an artery that supplies the lower abdominal walls and skin and the sartorius muscle
circumflex scapular artery, arteria circumflexa scapulae
an artery that serves the muscles of the shoulder and scapular area
colic artery, arteria colica
arteries that supply blood to the colon
communicating artery, arteria communicans
any of three arteries in the brain that make up the circle of Willis
coronary artery, arteria coronaria
the artery that branches from the aorta to supply blood to the heart
atrial artery
the branch of the coronary artery that supplies the muscles of the atria
right coronary artery
arises from the right aortic sinus; supplies the right side of the heart
left coronary artery
arises from the left aortic sinus; supplies the left side of the heart
cystic artery, arteria cystica
a branch of the hepatic artery; supplies the gall bladder and the surface of the liver
digital arteries, arteria digitalis
arteries in the hand and foot that supply the fingers and toes
epigastric artery, arteria epigastrica
one of three arteries supplying the anterior walls of the abdomen
ethmoidal artery, arteria ethmoidalis
a branch of the ophthalmic artery supplying structures in and around the nasal capsule
facial artery, arteria facialis, external maxillary artery
an artery that originates in the external carotid and gives off branches that supply the neck and face
femoral artery, arteria femoralis
the chief artery of the thigh; a continuation of the external iliac artery
gastric artery, arteria gastrica
arteries that supplies the walls of the stomach
right gastric artery, ateria gastrica dextra
a branch of the hepatic artery that supplies the pyloric portion of the stomach on the lesser curvature
left gastric artery, arteria gastrica sinistra
a branch of the celiac artery that supplies the lesser curvature of the stomach and the abdominal part of the esophagus
short gastric artery, arteria gastrica breves, vasa brevis
several small arteries branching off of the splenic artery and going to the greater curvature of the stomach
gluteal artery, arteria glutes
branches of the internal iliac artery that supply the hip joint and gluteal region
hepatic artery, arteria hepatica
arteries that supply the liver
ileal artery, intestinal artery, arteria ileum
branch of the superior mesenteric artery that supplies the ileum
ileocolic artery, arteria ileocolica
an artery that originates from the superior mesenteric artery and supplies the terminal part of the ileum and the cecum and the veriform appendix and the ascending colon
iliac artery, arteria iliaca
one of the large arteries supplying blood to the pelvis and legs
common iliac artery
terminal branches of the abdominal aorta
external iliac artery
the outer branch of the common iliac artery on either side of the body; becomes the femoral artery
internal iliac artery, hypogastric artery
the inner branch of the common iliac artery on either side of the body; divides into several branches that supply blood to the pelvic and gluteal areas
iliolumbar artery, arteria iliolumbalis
an artery that originates in the internal iliac artery and supplies the pelvic muscles and bones
infraorbital artery, arteria infraorbitalis
originates from the maxillary artery and supplies structures below the orbit (from lower eyelid to upper lip)
intercostal artery, arteria intercostalis
several arteries and supplying the intercostal spaces of the rib cage
jejunal artery, intestinal artery
branch of the superior mesenteric artery that supplies the jejunum
labial artery, arteria labialis
a branch of the facial artery that supplies the lips of the mouth
inferior labial artery, arteria labialis inferior
a branch of the facial artery that supplies the lower lip
superior labial artery, arteria labialis superior
a branch of the facial artery that supplies the upper lip
labyrinthine artery, artery of the labyrinth, internal auditory artery
a branch of the basilar artery that supplies the labyrinth
lacrimal artery, arteria lacrimalis
an artery that originates from the ophthalmic artery and supplies the lacrimal gland and rectal eye muscles and the upper eyelid and the forehead
laryngeal artery, arteria laryngea
either of two arteries that supply blood to the larynx
lienal artery, splenic artery, arteria lienalis
an artery that originates from the celiac trunk and supplies blood to the spleen
lingual artery, arteria lingualis
an artery originating from the external carotid artery and supplying the under side of the tongue
lumbar artery, arteria lumbalis
one of four or five pairs of arteries that originate in the abdominal aorta and supply the lumbar vertebrae and the back muscles and abdominal wall
maxillary artery, arteria maxillaris
either of two arteries branching from the external carotid artery and supplying structure of the face
internal maxillary artery
the maxillary artery that supplies deep structure of the face and some of the meninges
meningeal artery, arteria meningea
any of three arteries supplying the meninges of the brain and neighboring structures
anterior meningeal artery
branch of the anterior ethmoidal artery that supplies meninges in the anterior cranial fossa
middle meningeal artery
branch of the maxillary artery; its branches supply meninges
posterior meningeal artery
branch of the ascending pharyngeal artery that supplies the dura mater of the posterior cranial fossa
mesenteric artery, arteria mesenterica
one of two branches of the aorta that pass between the two layers of the mesentery to the intestines
inferior mesenteric artery
arises near the lower end of the aorta and supplies the large intestine
superior mesenteric artery
originates from the uper part of the aorta that supplies the small intestines and the cecum and the colon
metacarpal artery, arteria metacarpea
dorsal and palmar arteries of the hand
metatarsal artery, arteria metatarsea
dorsal and plantar arteries to the metatarsal region of the foot
musculophrenic artery, arteria musculophrenica
an artery that supplies the abdomen and intercostal muscles
nutrient artery, arteria nutricia
an artery that supplies the medullary cavity of the long bone
ophthalmic artery, arteria ophthalmica
a branch of the internal carotid artery that supplies the eye and neighboring structures
ovarian artery, arteria ovarica
the artery that branches from the aorta and supplies blood to the ovaries
palatine artery, arteria palatina
one of several arteries supplying the face
pancreatic artery, arteria pancreatica
a branch of the splenic artery that supplies the pancreas
perineal artery, arteria perinealis
a branch of the internal pudendal artery that supplies superficial structures of the perineum
pudendal artery, arteria pudenda
arteries supplying the external genital organs of humans
pulmonary artery, arteria pulmonalis
one of two arteries (branches of the pulmonary trunk) that carry venous blood from the heart to the lungs
pulmonary trunk, truncus pulmonalis
the artery that carries venous blood from the right ventricle of the heart and divides into the right and left pulomanry arteries
rectal artery, arteria rectalis
one of the arteries supplying the rectal area
renal artery, arteria renalis
an artery originating from the aorta and supplying the kidney
subclavian artery, arteria subclavia
either of two arteries that supply blood to the neck and arms
testicular artery, internal spermatic artery, arteria testicularis
a branch of the aorta supplying the testicles
uterine artery, arteria uterina
a branch of the internal iliac artery that supplies the uterus and the upper part of the vagina
vaginal artery, arteria vaginalis
a branch of the internal iliac that provides blood for the vagina and the base of the bladder and the rectum
vertebral artery, arteria vertebralis
the first branch of the subclavian artery; divided into four parts
accessory cephalic vein, vena cephalica accessoria
a vein that passes along the radial edge of the forearm and joins the cephalic vein near the elbow
accessory hemiazygos vein, accessory hemiazygous vein, vena hemiazygos accessoria
a vein formed by the union of the 4th to 7th posterior intercostal veins; empties into the azygos vein
accessory vertebral vein, vena vertebralis accessoria
a vein that accompanies the vertebral vein but passes through the foramen of the transverse process of the 7th cervical vertebra and empties into the brachiocephalic vein
accompanying vein, vena comitans
a vein accompanying another structure; a vein may accompany an artery in such a way that the arterial pulses aid venous return
anastomotic vein, vena anastomotica
either of two communicating veins serving the brain
angular vein, vena angularis
a short vein formed by the supraorbital vein and the supratrochlear vein and continuing as the facial vein
anterior vertebral vein, vena vertebralis anterior
a vein that accompanies the ascending cervical artery and opens into the vertebral vein
appendicular vein, vena appendicularis
a vein that accompanies the appendicular artery and empties into the ileocolic vein
arcuate vein of the kidney, vena arcuata renis
veins that receive blood from interlobular veins of kidney and rectal venules
auricular vein, vena auricularis
one of two veins serving the ear region
axillary vein, vena axillaris
a continuation of the basilic vein and brachial vein that becomes the subclavian vein
azygos vein, azygous vein, vena azygos
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
basal vein, vena basalis
a large vein passing along the medial surface of the temporal lobe and emptying into the great cerebral vein
basilic vein, vena basilica
a vein that drains the back of the hand and forearm and empties into the axillary vein
basivertebral vein, vena basivertebralis
one of a number of veins draining the spongy substance of the vertebrae and emptying into the anterior internal vertebral venous plexus
brachial vein, vena brachialis
two veins in either arm that accompany the brachial artery and empty into the axillary vein
brachiocephalic vein, innominate vein, vena brachiocephalica
veins formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins
bronchial vein, vena bronchialis
veins serving the bronchi; empty into the azygos vein
cardinal vein
any of the major venous channels in primitive adult vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates
anterior cardinal vein
a major drainage channel from the cephalic part of the body
posterior cardinal vein
a major drainage channel from the caudal part of the body
common cardinal vein
the major return channels to the heart; formed by anastomosis of the anterior and posterior cardinal veins
central veins of liver, venae centrales hepatis
terminal branches of the hepatic veins that lie in the hepatic lobules and receive blood from the liver sinusoids
central vein of retina, vena centrales retinae
vein formed by the union of the retinal veins; accompanies central arteries of the retina in the optic nerve
central vein of suprarenal gland, vena centralis glandulae suprarenalis
a single draining vein; on the right it empties into the inferior vena cava; on the left it empties into the left renal vein
cephalic vein, vena cephalica
a large vein of the arm that empties into the axillary vein
cerebellar vein, vena cerebellum
the veins draining the cerebellum
cerebral vein, vena cerebri
any of several veins serving the cerebral hemispheres of the brain
anterior cerebral vein, vena cerebri anterior
accompanies the anterior cerebral artery and empties into the basal vein
anterior facial vein, vena facialis anterior
a continuation of the angular vein; unites with the retromandibular vein before emptying into the internal jugular vein
great cerebral vein, vena cerebri magna
a cerebral vein formed by the two internal cerebral veins and continuing into the sinus rectus
inferior cerebral vein, venae cerebrum inferior
veins that drain the undersurface of the cerebral hemispheres and empty into the cavernous and transverse sinuses
internal cerebral vein, vena cerebrum internus
two paired veins passing caudally near the midline and uniting to form the great cerebral vein
middle cerebral vein, vena cerebri media
either of two cerebral veins
deep middle cerebral vein
accompanies the middle cerebral artery deep in the Sylvian fissure; empties into the basal vein
superficial middle cerebral vein
a large vein along the line of the Sylvian fissure to the cavernous sinus
superior cerebral vein, vena cerebrum superior
a cerebral vein that drains the dorsal convexity of the cerebral hemisphere and empties into the cavernous sinus
cervical vein, deep cervical vein, vena cervicalis profunda
a vein that accompanies an artery of the same name
choroid vein, vena choroidea
either of two veins serving the choroid coat of the eye
ciliary veins, venae ciliares
small veins coming from the ciliary body
circumflex vein, vena circumflexa
any of several curved parallel veins accompanying arteries of the same name
circumflex iliac vein, vena circumflexa ilium
accompanies the artery of the same name
circumflex femoral vein, vena circumflexus femoris
either of two veins that accompany arteries of the same name serving the hip and thigh
clitoral vein, vena clitoridis
veins that serve the clitoris
colic vein, vena colica
vein serving the large intestine
common facial vein
vein formed by union of facial vein and the retromandibular vein and emptying into the jugular vein
conjunctival veins, venae conjunctivales
veins draining the conjunctiva
costoaxillary vein
one of several veins connecting intercostal veins with with the lateral thoracic vein or the thoracoepigastric vein
cutaneous vein, vena cutanea
one of a number of veins in the subcutaneous tissue that empty into deep veins
cystic vein, vena cystica
vein that drains the gallbladder
digital vein, vena digitalis
one of the veins serving the fingers or toes
diploic vein, vena diploica
one of the veins serving the spongy part of the cranial bones
dorsal scapular vein, vena scapularis dorsalis
vein that is a tributary of the subclavian vein or external jugular vein and accompanies the descending scapular artery
emissary vein, vena emissaria
one of several connecting veins in the scalp and head
epigastric vein
veins serving the anterior walls of the abdomen
inferior epigastric vein, vena epigastrica inferior
empties into the external iliac vein
superficial epigastric vein, vena epigastrica superficialis
empties into the great saphenous vein
superior epigastric veins, venae epigastricae superiores
veins that accompany the superior epigastric artery
episcleral veins, venae episclerales
small veins in the sclera near the corneal margin; empty into the anterior ciliary veins
esophageal veins, venae esophageae
small veins from the esophagus emptying into the brachiocephalic vein or the azygos veins
ethmoidal vein, vena ethmoidalis
veins that drain the ethmoidal sinuses and empty into the superior ophthalmic vein
external nasal vein, vena nasalis externa
one of the veins that drain the external nose and empty into the angular or facial vein
facial vein, vena facialis
any of several veins draining the face
femoral vein, vena femoralis
a vein that accompanies the femoral artery in the same sheath; a continuation of the popliteal vein; becomes the external iliac vein
gastric vein, vena gastrica
one of several veins draining the stomach walls
gastroomental vein, gastroepiploic vein, vena gastroomentalis
one of two veins serving the great curvature of the stomach
genicular vein, vena genus
veins that drain blood from structures around the knee; empty into the popliteal vein
gluteal vein, vena gluteus
veins draining the gluteal muscles on either side of the body
hemizygos vein, hemizygous vein, vena hemizygos
a continuation of the left ascending lumbar vein; crosses the midline at the 8th vertebra and empties into the azygos vein
hemorrhoidal vein, rectal vein, vena rectalis
any of several veins draining the walls of the anal canal and rectum
hepatic vein, vena hepatica
a vein that drains the liver; empties into the vena cava
hypogastric vein, internal iliac vein
a vein that unites with the external iliac vein to form the common iliac vein
ileocolic vein, vena ileocolica
a vein that drains the end of the ileum and the appendix and the cecum and the lower part of the ascending colon
external iliac vein
a continuation of the femoral vein; unites with the internal iliac vein to form the common iliac vein
common iliac vein
formed by the internal and external iliac veins; unites with its fellow from the opposite side of the body to form the inferior vena cava
iliac vein, vena iliaca
one of three veins draining the pelvic area
iliolumbar vein, vena iliolumbalis
a branch of the internal iliac vein
intercapitular vein, vena intercapitalis
veins connecting the dorsal and palmar veins of the hand or the dorsal and plantar veins of the foot
intercostal vein, vena intercostalis
several veins draining the intercostal spaces of the rib cage
intervertebral vein, vena intervertebralis
one of several veins accompanying spinal nerves
jugular vein, vena jugularis, jugular
veins in the neck that return blood from the head
anterior jugular vein
arises below the chin from veins draining the lower face; joins the external jugular vein
external jugular vein
formed by the junction of the posterior auricular and the retromandibular veins; empties into the subclavian vein
internal jugular vein
a continuation of the sigmoid sinus of the dura mater; joins the subclavian vein to form the brachiocephalic vein
labial vein, vena labialis
a vein draining the lips of the mouth
inferior labial vein, vena labialis inferior
a tributary of the facial vein that drains the lower lip
superior labial vein, vena labialis superior
a tributary of the facial vein that drains the uper lip
labial vein, vena labialis
veins draining the lips of the vulva
labyrinthine vein, internal auditory vein
veins that drain the inner ear
lacrimal vein, vena lacrimalis
drains the lacrimal gland; empties into the superior ophthalmic vein
laryngeal vein, vena laryngea
one of two veins draining the larynx
left gastric vein, vena gastrica sinistra
arises from a union of veins from the gastric cardia; runs in the lesser omentum; empties into the portal vein
lingual vein, vena lingualis
a vein that receives blood from the tongue and the floor of the mouth and empties into the internal jugular or the facial vein
lumbar vein, vena lumbalis
veins that drain the posterior body wall and the lumbar vertebral venous plexuses
maxillary vein, vena maxillaris
posterior continuation of the pterygoid plexus; joins the superficial temporal vein to form the retromandibular vein
meningeal veins, venae meningeae
veins at accompany the meningeal arteries
mesenteric vein, vena mesenterica
a tributary of the portal vein passing from the intestine between the two layers of mesentery
metacarpal vein, vena metacarpus
dorsal and palmar veins of the hand
metatarsal vein, vena metatarsus
dorsal and plantar branches of veins serving the metatarsal region of the foot
musculophrenic vein, vena musculophrenica
veins that drain the upper abdominal wall and the lower intercostal spaces and the abdomen
nasofrontal vein, vena nasofrontalis
a vein located in the anterior medial part of the orbit; connects the superior ophthalmic with the angular vein
oblique vein of the left atrium, vena obliqua atrii sinistri
a tributary of the coronary sinus; on the posterior wall of the left atrium
obturator vein, vena obturatoria
a vein formed by the union of tributaries that drain the hip joints and thigh muscles; empties into the internal iliac vein
occipital vein, vena occipitalis
a vein that drains the occipital region
ophthalmic vein, vena ophthalmica
either of two veins that serve the eye; empties into the cavernous sinus
inferior ophthalmic vein
a vein that drains a venous network in the floor and medial wall of the eye socket
superior ophthalmic vein
a vein that begins at the inner angle of the eye socket and passes through the superior orbital fissure to empty into the cavernous sinus
ovarian vein, vena ovarica
one of the veins that drain the ovaries; the right opens into the inferior vena cava; the left opens into the left renal vein
palatine vein, vena palatina
a vein that drains the region of the palate and empties into the facial vein
pancreatic vein, venae pancreatica
veins draining the pancreas and emptying into the superior mesenteric and splenic veins
paraumbilical vein, vena paraumbilicalis
small veins arising in skin around the navel; terminate as accessory portal veins
parotid vein
parotid branches of the facial vein; drain part of the parotid gland and empty into the retromandibular vein
pectoral vein, vena pectoralis
veins that drain the pectoral muscles and empty into the subclavian vein
perforating vein, vena perforantis
veins that accompany the perforating arteries; drain leg muscles; empty into the deep femoral vein
pericardial vein, vena pericardiaca
several small veins from the pericardium
peroneal vein, fibular vein, vena peroneus
accompany the peroneal arteries; arising in the heel and running up the back of the leg to join the posterior tibial veins of the popliteal vein
pharyngeal vein, vena pharyngeus
veins from the pharyngeal plexus that empty into the internal jugular vein
phrenic vein, vena phrenica
either of two veins that drain the diaphragm
popliteal vein, vena poplitea
a vein arising in the knee and ascending to become the femoral vein
portal vein, hepatic portal vein, vena portae
a vein that carries blood in the liver
posterior vein of the left ventricle, vena posterior ventriculi sinistri
arises near the apex of the heart and empties into the coronary sinus
prepyloric vein, vena pylorica
a tributary of the right gastric vein
pudendal vein, venae pudendum
vein of the pudendum
pulmonary vein, vena pulmonalis
any of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart
inferior pulmonary vein, vena pulmanalis inferior
either of two pulmonary veins (left and right) returning blood from the inferior lobes of the lungs
superior pulmonary vein, vena pulmonalis superior
either of two pulmonary veins (left and right) returning blood from the superior lobes of the lungs
pyloric vein, right gastric vein, vena gastrica-dextra
receives veins from the upper surfaces of the stomach and empties into the portal vein
radial vein, vena radialis
a superficial vein ascending the radial side of the forearm
renal vein, vena renalis
veins that accompany renal arteries; open into the vena cava at the level of the 2nd lumbar vertebra
retromandibular vein, vena retromandibularis, posterior facial vein
posterior branch of the facial vein; formed by temporal veins in front of the ear
sacral vein, vena sacralis
vein of the sacral region
saphenous vein, vena saphena
either of two chief superficial veins of the leg that drain blood from the foot
long saphenous vein, great saphenous vein
the longest vein in the body; runs from foot to the groin where it joins the femoral vein
short saphenous vein
a vein running from the foot up the back of the leg to the knee
scleral veins, venae sclerales
tributaries of the anterior ciliary veins that drain the sclera of the eye
scrotal vein, vena scrotalis
veins passing from the scrotum to the pudendal veins
sigmoid vein, vena sigmoideus
tributaries of the inferior mesenteric vein; drains the sigmoid colon
spinal vein, vena spinalis
veins that drain the spinal cord
splenic vein, vena lienalis
a vein formed by several small veins on the surface of the spleen; joins the superior mesenteric to form the portal vein
sternocleidomastoid vein, vena sternocleidomastoidea
drains the sternocleidomastoid muscle; empties into the internal jugular vein
stylomastoid vein, vena stylomastoidea
a vein that drains the tympanic cavity and empties into the retromandibular vein
subclavian vein, vena subclavia
a continuation of the axillary vein; joins the internal jugular to form the brachiocephalic vein
sublingual vein, vena sublingualis
a tributary of the lingual vein
supraorbital vein, vena supraorbitalis
drains the front of the scalp; unites with the supratrochlear vein to form the angular vein
supratrochlear vein, vena supratrochlearis
drains the front of the scalp; unites with the supraorbital vein to form the angular vein
temporal vein, vena temporalis
any of several veins draining the temporal region
deep temporal vein
temporal veins that empty into the pterygoid plexus
middle temporal vein
arises near the eye; joins the superficial temporal veins to form the retromandibular vein
superficial temporal vein
join the middle temporal vein to empty into the retromandibular vein
testicular vein, vena testicularis
a vein from the testicles
thalamostriate vein
a vein serving the thalamus and corpus striatum
superior thalamostriate vein
a long vein that helps to form the internal cerebral vein
inferior thalamostriate vein, striate vein
tributaries to the basal vein
thoracic vein, vena thoracica
veins that drain the thoracic walls
thyroid vein, vena thyroidea
any of several small veins draining blood from the thyroid area
inferior thyroid vein
any of several veins on each side that drain the thyroid gland and empty into the innominate vein
middle thyroid vein
a vein on each side that drains the lateral part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein
superior thyroid vein
a vein on each side that drains the upper part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein
tibial vein, vena tibialis
veins of the lower leg; empty into the popliteal vein
tracheal vein, vena trachealis
several small veins from the trachea
tympanic vein
veins from the tympanic cavity that empty into the retromandibular vein
ulnar vein, vena ulnaris
any of several veins of the forearm
umbilical vein, vena umbilicalis
a vein in the umbilical cord; returns nutrient blood from the placenta to the fetus
uterine vein
one of two veins on each side that arise from the uterine plexus and empty into the internal iliac vein
hepatic duct
the duct that drains bile from the liver
common bile duct, bile duct
a duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts; opens into the duodenum
biliary ductule
excretory ducts of the liver; empty into the hepatic ducts
pancreatic duct
a duct connecting the pancreas with the intestine
thoracic duct
the major duct of the lymphatic system
lymph vessel, lymphatic vessel
a vascular duct that carries lymph which is eventually added to the venous blood circulation
lacteal
any of the lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic duct
vessel, vas
a tube in which a body fluid circulates
salivary duct
a duct through which saliva passes from the salivary gland into the mouth
blood vessel
a vessel in which blood circulates
vasa vasorum
(invertebrates) any small blood vessel ramifying on the outside of a major artery or vein
vein, vena
a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; all veins except the pulmonary carry unaerated blood
varicose vein
a vein that is permanently dilated; most common in the legs
vena bulbi penis
vein of the head of the penis; tributary of the internal pudendal vein that drains the perineum
vena canaliculi cochleae
vein of the cochlear canal
vein of penis
a vein serving the penis
venae dorsales penis superficiales
superficial dorsal veins of the penis; paired tributaries of the external pudendal veins on each side
venae dorsales penis profunda
deep dorsal vein of the penis; tributary of the prostatic plexus
vena profunda penis
deep vein of the penis; enters the prostatic plexus
vena bulbi vestibuli
vein of the vestibular bulb
vena cava
either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart
inferior vena cava, postcava
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
superior vena cava, precava
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
venae profundae clitoridis
deep veins of the clitoris; join the vesical plexus
vena dorsalis clitoridis profunda
deep dorsal vein of the clitoris; tributary of the vesical venous plexus
venae dorsales clitoridis superficiales
superficial dorsal veins of the clitoris; tributaries of the external pudendal vein on either side
venae palpebrales
veins of the eyelids
venae interlobulares renis
interlobular veins of the kidney; receive blood from the arcuate vein and empty into the renal veins
venae interlobulares hepatis
interlobular veins of the liver
venae renis
veins of the kidney; drain the kidney into the renal vein
venae labiales anteriores, anterior labial veins
veins from the labia majora to the external pudendal vein
venae labiales posteriores, posterior labial veins
veins that pass posterior from the labia majora to the internal pudendal vein
vertebral vein, vena vertebralis
a vein that goes through the foramina of the cervical vertebrae and forms a plexus around the vertebral artery; empties into the brachiocephalic vein
vesical vein, vena vesicalis
veins that drain the vesical plexus and join the internal iliac veins
vestibular vein, vena vestibularis
veins that drain the saccule and utricle
vortex vein, vorticose vein, vena vorticosum
a vein formed by branches from the back surface of the eye and the ciliary body; empties into the ophthalmic veins
capillary
any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
venule, venula, capillary vein
a minute vein continuous with a capillary
cerebral aqueduct, Sylvian aqueduct, aqueductus cerebri
a canal connecting the third and fourth ventricles
ureter
either of a pair of thick-walled tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder
urethra
canal through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct
Fallopian tube, uterine tube, oviduct
either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus
seminiferous tubule
any of the numerous long convoluted tubules in the testis which are the sites where spermatozoa mature
epididymis
a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens
vas deferens
a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
seminal duct
the efferent duct of the testis in man
ejaculatory duct
a part of the seminal duct formed by the duct from the seminal vesicle and the vas deferens; passes through the prostate gland
seminal vesicle
adds nutrient fluid to semen during ejaculation
cartilaginous tube
a tube with cartilaginous walls
bronchus, bronchial tube
either of the two main branches of the trachea
bronchiole
any of the smallest bronchial tubes; ending in alveoli
trachea, windpipe
membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi
trachea
one of the tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many arachnids
alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tube, digestive tract, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract
tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
enteron
the alimentary canal (especially of an embryo or a coelenterate)
esophagus, oesophagus, gorge, gullet
the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
intestine, bowel, gut
the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
small intestine
the longest part of the alimentary canal; where digestion is completed
large intestine
beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces
transverse colon
the part of the large intestine that extends across the abdominal cavity and joins the ascending to the descending colon
ascending colon
the part of the large intestine that ascends from the cecum to the transverse colon
descending colon
the part of the large intestine that descends from the transverse colon to the sigmoid colon
sigmoid colon, sigmoid flexure
the s-shaped curve between the descending colon and the rectum
fistula, sinus
an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface
shunt
a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another; "an arteriovenus shunt"
tubular cavity
a cavity having the shape of a tube
arterial
of or involving or contained in the arteries; "arterial disease"; "the arterial system"; "arterial blood"
venous
of or contained in or performing the function of the veins; "venous inflamation"; "venous blood as contrasted with arterial blood"; "venous circulation"
arteriovenous
connecting an artery to a vein; "an arteriovenous fistula"
atrioventricular, auriculoventricular
relating to or affecting the atria and ventricles of the heart; "atrioventricular disease"
canalicular
relating to or like or having a canaliculus
carotid
of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck
colonic
of or relating to the colon
esophageal
relating to the esophagus
urethral
of or relating to the urethra
vagal, pneumogastric
(neurology) of or relating to the vagus nerve
alvine
of or relating to the intestines
hemal, haemal, hematal, haematal
relating to the blood vessels or blood
chyliferous
transmitting chyle; "chyliferous vessels"
vascular
of or relating to or having vessels that conduct and circulate fluids; "vascular constriction"; "a vascular bundle"
capillary
(anatomy) "a capillary network"
capillary
relating to or involving capillarity; "capillary action"; "capillary attraction"
rectal
of or involving the rectum; "rectal cancer"
intestinal, enteric, enteral
of or relating to or inside the intestines; "intestinal disease"
bronchial
relating to or associated with the bronchi; "bronchial tubes"; "bronchial pneumonia"
arteriolar
of or relating to or involving arterioles
bronchiolar
of or relating to or involving bronchioles
veinal
relating to the veins of plants; "leaves affected with veinal mosaic"
corpuscular
of or relating to corpuscles
glomerular
of or relating to glomeruli
enteric, enteral
of or relating to the enteron
avascular (opposite)
without blood vessels
ductless (opposite)
not having a duct; "ductless glands"