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Definition of Vein, inferior vena cava

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.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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