Definition of Inferior thyroid vein

1. Noun. Any of several veins on each side that drain the thyroid gland and empty into the innominate vein.

Generic synonyms: Thyroid Vein, Vena Thyroidea

Medical Definition of Inferior thyroid vein

1. Unpaired vein formed by veins from the isthmus and lateral lobe of the thyroid gland and from the plexus thyroideus impar; it terminates in the left brachiocephalic vein. Synonym: vena thyroidea inferior, vena thyroidea ima. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inferior Thyroid Vein

inferior tarsus
inferior temporal arteriole of retina
inferior temporal convolution
inferior temporal gyrus
inferior temporal line
inferior temporal sulcus
inferior temporal venule of retina
inferior thalamic peduncle
inferior thalamostriate vein
inferior thalamostriate veins
inferior thoracic aperture
inferior thyroid artery
inferior thyroid notch
inferior thyroid plexus
inferior thyroid tubercle
inferior thyroid vein (current term)
inferior tibiofibular joint
inferior tracheobronchial lymph nodes
inferior transverse scapular ligament
inferior triangle sign
inferior trunk of brachial plexus
inferior turbinated bone
inferior tympanic artery
inferior ulnar collateral artery
inferior vein of vermis
inferior veins of cerebellar hemisphere
inferior vena cava
inferior vena cava filter
inferior vena cavas
inferior ventricular vein

Literary usage of Inferior thyroid vein

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"... inferior laryngeal artery join the inferior thyroid vein which opens into the innominate vein. The lymphatics terminate in the deep cervical glands. ..."

2. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1922)
"The inferior thyroid vein empties into the internal jugular vein. Not infrequently, as shown by Kocher, there is a middle vein which emerges from the side ..."

3. Textbook of Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1905)
"Its lower border is in relation with the arch of the aorta, and on its upper border it receives the inferior thyroid vein of one or both sides. Tributaries. ..."

4. A Treatise on the diseases and surgery of the mouth, jaws and associate parts by James Edmund Garretson (1869)
"inferior thyroid vein. 14. Transverse vein.—After Bernard and Huette. Fio. 2. ... inferior thyroid vein. 6. External jugular vein. 7. ..."

5. The Surgery and pathology of the thyroid and parathyroid glands by Albert John Ochsner, Ralph Leroy Thompson (1913)
"It is much more difficult to isolate the inferior thyroid vein when the superior thyroid ... In ligating the inferior thyroid vein, on the other hand, ..."

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