Definition of Coronary sinus

1. Noun. A short sinus receiving most of the veins of the heart; empties into the right atrium.

Exact synonyms: Sinus Coronarius
Generic synonyms: Sinus, Venous Sinus

Medical Definition of Coronary sinus

1. A short trunk receiving most of the cardiac veins, beginning at the junction of the great cardiac vein and the oblique vein of the left atrium, running in the posterior part of the coronary sulcus and emptying into the right atrium between the inferior vena cava and the atrioventricular orifice. Synonym: sinus coronarius. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coronary Sinus

coronary circulation
coronary disease
coronary endarterectomy
coronary failure
coronary groove
coronary heart disease
coronary insufficiency
coronary ligament of knee
coronary ligament of liver
coronary nodal rhythm
coronary node
coronary occlusion
coronary ostial stenosis
coronary perfusion pressure
coronary plexus
coronary sinus (current term)
coronary sinus rhythm
coronary steal
coronary sulcus
coronary tendon
coronary thrombosis
coronary valve
coronary vasospasm
coronary vein
coronary vessel anomalies
coronary vessels

Literary usage of Coronary sinus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"It then curves to the left in the coronary sulcus, and reaching the back of the heart, opens into the left extremity of the coronary sinus. ..."

2. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"SINUS CORONARY, VENOUS, coronary sinus of the heart. A name given, on account of its great size, to that portion of the great coronary vein which embraces ..."

3. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"... and the latter at the opening of the coronary sinus, which are the representatives, respectively, of the right and left ducts of Cuvier of the embryo. ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"It ascends along the posterior interventricular groove to the base of the heart, and terminates ¡n the coronary sinus, its orifice being guarded by a valve. ..."

5. The Physiology of the Circulation in Plants, in the Lower Animals, and in by James Bell Pettigrew (1874)
"C.—Nerve-plexus and ganglia on coronary sinus (/) and base of let ventricle (/) of calf's heart. The ganglia (r) in this situation are for the most part ..."

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