Anatomy & Zoology A vein.
- The custom of wearing a diamond ring on the fourth finger of the left hand comes from the ancient Egyptians, who believed that the vena amoris runs directly from this finger to the heart.
- To obtain blood samples, I punctured the vena ulnaris with a 26 gauge hypodermic needle and collected the blood in heparinized capillary tubes.
- The vena azygos may be displaced outward, so that, instead of curving over the root of the lung, it makes a deep fissure in the upper part of the right lung, called the azygos lobe.
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