Dictionary of Nursing and Individual Health Care


Saphenous Vein

saphenous vein
noun one of two veins which take blood from the foot up the leg. Also called saphena
COMMENT: The long (internal) saphenous vein, the longest vein in the body, runs from the foot up the inside of the leg and joins the femoral vein. The short (posterior) saphenous vein runs up the back of the lower leg and joins the popliteal vein.

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