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Definition of Vena cava, inferior

Vena cava, inferior: The large vein that receives blood from the lower extremities, pelvis, and abdomen and then empties that blood into the right atrium of the heart.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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