thebesian foramina

foramina venarum minimarum.

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  • 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

  • Adam Christian Thebesius — (January 12, 1686 November 10, 1732) was a German anatomist who was a native of Sandenwalde, Silesia. He studied medicine in Jena, Leipzig and Leiden, and received his doctorate from the University of Leiden in 1708. In 1709 Thebesius started a… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • Thebesius — Adam C., German physician, 1686–1732. See thebesian foramina, under foramen, thebesian valve, thebesian veins, under vein …   Medical dictionary

  • Raymond Vieussens — (ca. 1635 August 16, 1715) was a French anatomist from Vigan. He studied medicine at the University of Montpellier where he earned his degree in 1670. He later became head physician at Hôtel Dieu Saint Eloi in Montpellier. There is uncertainty… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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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