- See under vena cava.
Origin of postcava
- either of two large veins discharging blood into the right atrium of the heart, one (superior vena cava or precava) conveying blood from the head, chest, and upper extremities and the other (inferior vena cava or postcava) conveying blood from all parts below the diaphragm.
Origin of vena cava
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Historical Examples of postcava
To the right auricle come three large veins, the right and left prcav and the postcava.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition
Vernon L. Kellogg
The inter-renal segment of the postcava receives the revehent renal-portal veins.
The postcava now carries the blood from the kidneys directly to the heart.
(b) The ven hepatic revehentes do not empty directly into the sinus venosus, but into the proximal portion of the postcava.
The termination of the hepatic veins in the postcava corresponds to the stage shown in schema Fig. 256.
- anatomy the inferior vena cava
Word Origin for postcava
- either one of the two large veins that convey oxygen-depleted blood to the heart
Word Origin for vena cava
- inferior vena cava
- Either of the two venae cavae, designated inferior and superior.cava
- Either of two large veins that carry blood with low levels of oxygen to the right atrium of the heart.♦ The superior vena cava receives blood from the brain and upper limbs or forelimbs.♦ The inferior vena cava drains blood from the trunk and lower limbs or hindlimbs and is the largest vein in the body.