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Definition of Vena cava, superior

Vena cava, superior: A large vein that receives blood from the head, neck, upper extremities, and thorax and empties it into the right atrium of the heart.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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