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Encyclopedia > Posterior tibial vein

In anatomy, the posterior tibial vein of the lower limb carries blood from the posterior compartment and plantar surface of the foot to the popliteal vein which is forms when it joins with the anterior tibial vein. Like most deep veins, the posterior tibial vein is accompanied by an artery of the same name, the posterior tibial artery, along its course. Anatomical drawing of the human muscles from the Encyclopédie. ... In humans, the lower limb is an anatomical term for the limb that is attached to the pelvic girlde, what is commonly referred to as the leg. ... In zootomy, several terms are used to describe the location of organs and other structures in the body of bilateral animals. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 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. ... Deep vein is a term used to describe a vein that is deep in the body. ... Section of an artery An artery or arterial is also a class of highway. ... Arteries of the lower limb - posterior view. ...


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  • The Veins of the Lower Extremity, Abdomen, and Pelvis - Gray's Anatomy.

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Popliteal vein (111 words)
The popliteal vein course runs along side the popliteal artery but carries the blood from the knee joint and muscles in the thigh and calf back to the heart.
Its origin is defined by the junction of the posterior tibial vein and anterior tibial vein.
The Veins of the Lower Extremity, Abdomen, and Pelvis - Gray's Anatomy.
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