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thoracic vein


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n thoracic vein veins that drain the thoracic walls
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In literature:

A smaller portion is carried through the thoracic duct and emptied into a vein near the heart.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
Pressure on the thoracic veins and on the air-passage causes cyanosis and dyspnoea.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles