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Encyclopedia > Deep vein

Deep vein is a term used to describe a vein that is deep in the body. It is used to differentiate deep veins from veins which is close to the surface, also known as superficial veins. In biology, a vein is a blood vessel which returns blood from the microvasculature to the heart. ...


Deep veins are almost always beside an artery with the same name (e.g. the femoral vein is beside the femoral artery). Collectively, they carry the vast majority of the blood. Occlusion of the deep veins can be life threatening and is known as deep vein thrombosis. In the human body, the femoral vein is a blood vessel that accompanies the femoral artery in the same sheath. ... The femoral artery is a large artery of the thigh. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Deep venous thrombosis. ...

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Some named deep veins

The external and internal jugular veins are veins that bring deoxygenated blood from the head back to the heart via the superior vena cava. ...

Upper limb

Lower limb

In the human body, the femoral vein is a blood vessel that accompanies the femoral artery in the same sheath. ... Profunda femoris vein is a large vein in the thigh. ... The politeal vein parrallels the popliteal artery but carries the blood from the knee joint and muscles in the thigh and calf back to the heart. ...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (blood clots) on MedicineNet.com (851 words)
It's also why, buried deep in the recesses of the in flight magazine, somewhere between the movie grid and the duty free opportunities, hides a warning that staying still in an airplane seat for a prolonged time can cause blood clots.
Superficial thrombophlebitis occurs in veins close to the skin surface, and usually causes pain, swelling, and redness in the area of the vein.
The reason for this is that a piece of the clot in deep vein from a DVT can break off and travel through the deep veins back to the heart, and eventually be pumped by the heart into the arteries of the lung.
Deep vein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (140 words)
Deep vein is a term used to describe a vein that is deep in the body.
It is used to differentiate deep veins from veins which are close to the surface, also known as superficial veins.
the femoral vein is beside the femoral artery).
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