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anterior jugular vein

 

Definition: vein that arises below the chin from veins draining the lower lip and mental region, descends in the anterior portion of the neck, coursing either superficial or deep to the investing cervical fascia to terminate in the external jugular vein at the lateral border of the scalenus anterior muscle.

Synonym(s): vena jugularis anteriorTA

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