central vein of retina n.
The vein formed by union of the retinal veins and accompanying the central artery of the retina in the optic nerve.
- Central vein of suprarenal gland
central vein of suprarenal gland n. The single vein draining the adrenal gland that receives a number of medullary veins and empties on the right directly into the inferior vena cava and on the left into the left renal vein.
- Central veins of liver
central veins of liver pl.n. The terminal branches of the hepatic veins, lying centrally in the hepatic lobules and receiving blood from the liver sinusoids.
- Central venous catheter
central venous catheter n. A catheter passed through a peripheral vein and ending in the thoracic vena cava; it is used to measure venous pressure or to infuse concentrated solutions.
- Central venous pressure
central venous pressure n. Abbr. CVP The pressure of the blood within the superior and inferior vena cava, depressed in circulatory shock and deficiencies of circulating blood volume, and increased with cardiac failure and congestion of circulation.