One of the veins which drains blood from the liver.
- Vein, inferior vena cava
A large vein that receives blood from the lower extremities, pelvis and abdomen and empties it into the right atrium of the heart.
- Vein, internal jugular
The deeper of the two jugular veins in the neck that drain blood from the head, brain, face and neck and convey it toward the heart. The internal jugular vein collects blood from the brain, the outside of the face and the neck. It runs down the inside of the neck outside the internal and […]
- Vein, large saphenous
The larger of the two saphenous veins, the principal veins that run up the leg superficially (near the surface). The large saphenous vein goes from the foot all the way up to the saphenous opening, an oval aperture in the broad fascia of the thigh, a fibrous membrane through which the vein passes. The other […]
- Vein, mesenteric
One of the large veins which return blood from the intestines. The inferior (lower) mesenteric vein empties into the splenic vein. The superior (upper) mesenteric vein then joins the splenic vein to create the portal vein which goes to the liver.
- Vein, portal
A large vein that carries blood from the stomach and the intestines to the liver. The portal vein is formed by the union of the splenic and superior mesenteric veins. It conveys venous blood to the liver for detoxification before the blood is returned to the circulation via the hepatic veins.