venous return n.
The blood returning to the heart via the inferior and superior venae cavae.
In this way, aided by evaporation and the venous return, there is a gradual drying of the parts.
The venous return must be facilitated by elevation of the limb and massage.
The venous return is through the frontal, temporal, and occipital veins.
Moist gangrene is due to the sudden arrest of the arterial supply, or a similar obstruction to the venous return.
It may seem surprising that the discoverer of the venous return felt the need of a deus ex machina to distend the right auricle.