inferior ophthalmic vein

inferior ophthalmic vein n OPHTHALMIC VEIN (b)

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  • Inferior ophthalmic vein — Infobox Vein Name = Inferior ophthalmic vein Latin = vena ophthalmica inferior GraySubject = 171 GrayPage = 659 Caption = Veins of orbit. Caption2 = DrainsFrom = Source = vorticose veins DrainsTo = superior ophthalmic vein, cavernous sinus Artery …   Wikipedia

  • inferior ophthalmic vein — noun a vein that drains a venous network in the floor and medial wall of the eye socket • Hypernyms: ↑ophthalmic vein, ↑vena ophthalmica …   Useful english dictionary

  • ophthalmic vein — n either of two veins that pass from the orbit: a) one that begins at the inner angle of the orbit and passes through its superior part and through the superior orbital fissure to empty into the cavernous sinus called also superior ophthalmic… …   Medical dictionary

  • ophthalmic vein — noun either of two veins that serve the eye; empties into the cavernous sinus • Syn: ↑vena ophthalmica • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel • Hyponyms: ↑inferior ophthalmic vein, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ophthalmic vein inferior — vena ophthalmica inferior …   Medical dictionary

  • Ophthalmic veins — Vein: Ophthalmic veins Veins of orbit. Gray s subject #171 659 …   Wikipedia

  • Ophthalmic veins — The orbital cavity is drained by paired veins called the superior and inferior ophthalmic veins. The superior ophthalmic vein arises at the inner angle of the orbit and follows the course of the ophthalmic artery into the cavernous sinus, a large …   Medical dictionary

  • Inferior orbital fissure — The lateral wall and the floor of the orbit are separated posteriorly by the inferior orbital fissure which transmits the maxillary nerve and its zygomatic branch, the infraorbital vessels, and the ascending branches from the sphenopalatine… …   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

  • Ophthalmic artery — Artery: Ophthalmic artery The ophthalmic artery and its branches …   Wikipedia

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