Definition of Splenic vein

1. Noun. A vein formed by several small veins on the surface of the spleen; joins the superior mesenteric to form the portal vein.

Exact synonyms: Vena Lienalis
Group relationships: Lien, Spleen
Generic synonyms: Vein, Vena, Venous Blood Vessel



Medical Definition of Splenic vein

1. Vein formed by the union (at the hilus of the spleen) of several small veins from the stomach, pancreas, spleen and mesentery. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Splenic Vein

splenic flexure
splenic flexure narrowing
splenic flexure syndrome
splenic index
splenic infarction
splenic leukaemia
splenic lymph follicles
splenic lymph nodes
splenic lymph nodules
splenic plexus
splenic portal venography
splenic pulp
splenic recess
splenic rupture
splenic sinus
splenic vein (current term)
splenical
splenick
spleniculus
spleniform
splenii
splenike
spleniserrate
splenish
splenitis
splenium
splenium corporis callosi
splenium of corpus callosum
spleniums
splenius

Literary usage of Splenic vein

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

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The splenic vein commences by five or six large branches which return the blood ... The splenic vein is of large size, and not tortuous like the artery. ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"splenic vein • .46 .32 The bilirubin being converted into ... Femoral vein 44 .30 may be is not definitely known at the present splenic vein 42 .32 time. ..."

3. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1860)
"... investigations made by him on the blood of frogs taken from the splenic artery and splenic vein, and he found the latter to contain at least double the ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"The splenic vein is of large size, and not tortuous like the artery. Tributaries.—The splenic vein receives the vasa brevia from the left extremity of the ..."

5. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art. by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1867)
"... microscopic investigations made by him on the blood of frogs taken from the splenic artery and splenic vein, and he found the latter to contain at least ..."

6. The Lancet (1842)
"But the splenic vein, and portal trunk and branches, ae well as the radicles of the splenic vein, splenic plexus, or spleen, possess, and in an eminent ..."

7. Human Physiology by Robley Dunglison (1846)
"217 represents the ramifications of the splenic vein, in the substance of that organ; and if we consider, that the splenic artery has corresponding ..."

8. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1890)
"The only remaining one for us to consider is the splenic vein, ... The splenic vein conveys to the portal vein alone the blood which has passed through the ..."

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