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Medical Term:

cephalic vein

Definition

subcutaneous vein that arises at the radial border of the dorsal venous network of the hand, passes upward anterior to the elbow and along the lateral side of the arm; it empties into the upper part of the axillary vein.

Synonym(s): vena cephalicaTA

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