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inferior phrenic vein

 

Definition: the vein that drains the substance of the diaphragm and empties on the right side into the inferior vena cava, on the left side into the left suprarenal vein; often a second vein on the left side passes transversely across the diaphragm anterior to the esophageal hiatus to enter the inferior vena cava.

Synonym(s): vena phrenica inferiorTA

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