(left and right) brachiocephalic veins

Type:Term

Definitions
1. formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins; other tributaries of the right brachiocephalic vein are the right vertebral and internal thoracic veins, and the right lymphatic duct; other tributaries of the left brachiocephalic vein are the left vertebral, internal thoracic, superior intercostal, thyroidea ima, and various anterior pericardial, bronchial, mediastinal veins, and the thoracic duct.

Synonyms
venae brachiocephalicae (dextrae et sinistrae)

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