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Encyclopedia > External jugular vein

The external and internal jugular veins are veins that bring deoxygenated blood from the head back to the heart via the superior vena cava. The internal jugular vein is formed by the anastomosis of blood from the sigmoid sinus of the dura mater and the common facial vein. In biology, a vein is a blood vessel which returns blood from the microvasculature to the heart. ... For other uses of the word head, see head (disambiguation). ... The superior vena cava (also known as the anterior vena cava) is a large but short vein that carries de-oxygenated blood from the upper half of the body into the heart. ... An anastomosis(plural anastomoses) is an connection between two structures, organs or spaces. ... The dura mater (from the Latin hard mother) is the tough and inflexible outermost of the three layers of the meninges (the other two being the pia mater and the arachnoid). ...

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External jugular vein definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms (268 words)
The internal jugular vein collects blood from the brain, the outside of the face and the neck.
The jugular veins are particularly prominent during congestive heart failure.
When the patient is sitting or in a semirecumbent position, the height of the jugular veins and their pulsations provides an estimate of the central venous pressure and gives important information about whether the heart is keeping up with the demands on it or is failing.
biology - Neck (322 words)
The line of the common and the external carotid arteries may be marked by joining the sterno-clavicular articulation to the angle of the jaw.
The eleventh or spinal accessory nerve corresponds to a line drawn from a point midway between the angle of the jaw and the mastoid process to the middle of the posterior border of the sterno-mastoid muscle and thence across the posterior triangle to the deep surface of the trapezius.
The external jugular vein can usually be seen through the skin; it runs in a line drawn from the angle of the jaw to the middle of the clavicle, and close to it are some small lymphatic glands.
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