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Encyclopedia > Cystic vein
Vein: Cystic vein
The portal vein and its tributaries.
Latin vena cystica
Gray's subject #174 682
Artery Cystic artery
Dorlands/Elsevier v_05/12850070

The cystic vein drains the blood from the gall-bladder, and, accompanying the cystic duct, usually ends in the right branch of the portal vein. The portal vein is a major vein in the human body draining blood from the digestive system and its associated glands. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The cystic artery supplies oxygenated blood to the gallbladder and cystic duct. ... Elseviers logo. ... The gallbladder (or cholecyst) is a pear-shaped organ that stores bile (or gall) until the body needs it for digestion. ... The cystic duct is the short (usually around a centimetre or so) duct that joins the gall bladder to the common bile duct. ... The portal vein is a major vein in the human body draining blood from the digestive system and its associated glands. ...


This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


 
 

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