foramina of smallest cardiac veins

foramina venarum minimarum.

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  • Openings of smallest cardiac veins — Latin foramina venarum minimarum atrii dextri Gray s subject #138 530 The foramina venarum minimarum (foramina Thebesii) are the orifices of minute veins (venae cordis minimae), which return blood …   Wikipedia

  • foramina venarum minimarum — [TA] foramina of smallest cardiac veins: minute openings in the walls of the heart through which small veins, the venae cardiacae minimae, empty their blood directly into the heart; they are most numerous in the right atrium and ventricle,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Foramen — A natural opening. Although a foramen is usually through bone, it can be an opening through other types of tissue, as with the foramen ovale. * * * An aperture or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure. SYN: trema (1). [L. an… …   Medical dictionary

  • Vein — A blood vessel that carries blood low in oxygen content from the body back to the heart. The deoxygenated form of hemoglobin (deoxyhemoglobin) in venous blood makes it appear dark. Veins are part of the afferent wing of the circulatory system… …   Medical dictionary

  • opening — A gap in or entrance to an organ, tube, or cavity. SEE ALSO: aperture, fossa, ostium, orifice, pore. access o. SYN: access. aortic o. SYN: aortic hiatus …   Medical dictionary

  • Venae cordis minimae — (also called smallest cardiac veins, venae cardiacae minimae , or Thebesian veins) are minute valveless veins in the walls of all four heart chambers. They are most abundant in the right atrium and least in the left ventricle. They originate… …   Wikipedia

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