retromandibular vein

vena retromandibularis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Retromandibular vein — Infobox Vein Name = Posterior facial vein Latin = vena retromandibularis, vena facialis posterior GraySubject = 167 GrayPage = 646 Caption = Veins of the head and neck. (Post. facial visible at center.) Caption2 = Dissection, showing salivary… …   Wikipedia

  • retromandibular vein — noun posterior branch of the facial vein; formed by temporal veins in front of the ear • Syn: ↑vena retromandibularis, ↑posterior facial vein • Hypernyms: ↑facial vein, ↑vena facialis …   Useful english 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

  • Superficial temporal vein — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = venae temporales superficiales GraySubject = 167 GrayPage = 645 Caption = Veins of the head and neck. ( Sup. Temp. labeled at center, anterior to the ear.) Caption2 = Bloodvessels of the eyelids, front view.… …   Wikipedia

  • Facial vein — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = vena facialis anterior GraySubject = 167 GrayPage = 645 Caption = Veins of the head and neck. (Anterior facial labeled at right center, at cheek, to right of masseter.) Caption2 = Dissection, showing salivary… …   Wikipedia

  • common facial vein — noun vein formed by union of facial vein and the retromandibular vein and emptying into the jugular vein • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel …   Useful english dictionary

  • anterior facial vein — noun a continuation of the angular vein; unites with the retromandibular vein before emptying into the internal jugular vein • Syn: ↑vena facialis anterior • Hypernyms: ↑facial vein, ↑vena facialis …   Useful english dictionary

  • facial vein — noun any of several veins draining the face • Syn: ↑vena facialis • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel • Hyponyms: ↑anterior facial vein, ↑vena facialis an …   Useful english dictionary

  • superficial temporal vein — noun join the middle temporal vein to empty into the retromandibular vein • Hypernyms: ↑temporal vein, ↑vena temporalis * * * noun see temporal vein …   Useful english dictionary

  • maxillary vein — noun posterior continuation of the pterygoid plexus; joins the superficial temporal vein to form the retromandibular vein • Syn: ↑vena maxillaris • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel …   Useful english dictionary

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