Definition of Subclavian vein
1. Noun. A continuation of the axillary vein; joins the internal jugular to form the brachiocephalic vein.
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Literary usage of Subclavian vein
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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The subclavian vein occasionally rises in the neck to a level with the third ... The subclavian vein, the continuation of the axillary, extends from the ..."
2. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"the subclavian vein note: (i) that the arch which it forms is not so ... The sheath of the subclavian vein is attached to the posterior surface of the ..."
3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"... at the outer border of the first rib as the subclavian vein. Near the lower border of the Subscapularis it receives the brachial veins and, ..."
4. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"On the right side the subclavian vein is shorter, and descends more directly ... Besides the jugular veins, the left subclavian vein receives these : a vein ..."
5. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1868)
"... and discharges its contents into the subclavian vein, close to its origin with the internal jugular, its orifice being protected by two valves. ..."