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gluteal vein


Definitions from WordNet

Noun gluteal vein has 1 sense
  1. gluteal vein, vena gluteus - veins draining the gluteal muscles on either side of the body
    --1 is a kind of vein, vena, venous blood vessel

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Gluteal Vein


The gluteal vein is a blood vessel that is responsible for carrying deoxygenated blood away from the gluteal region of the body and back to the heart.

Parts of Speech

  • Noun

Senses and Usages

  1. Medical: In anatomy, the gluteal vein is a major blood vessel located in the buttocks region.
  2. Physiology: The gluteal vein plays a crucial role in the circulatory system by helping to return deoxygenated blood from the gluteal muscles to the heart.

Sample Sentences

1. The surgeon carefully avoided any damage to the gluteal vein during the operation.

2. The gluteal vein is often used as a pathway for medical interventions such as injections or venous access.

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