jugular vein

noun

Definition of jugular vein

: any of several veins of each side of the neck that return blood from the head

Examples of jugular vein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Next the funeral director makes a small incision near the clavicle, to access the jugular vein and carotid artery. Mark Evely, The Conversation, "When someone dies, what happens to the body?," 15 Sep. 2020 In the carotid restraint, also known as a sleeper hold, pressure is applied to the carotid artery, jugular vein, or sides of the neck to temporarily cut off blood flow to the brain, rendering an individual unconscious. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The prohibition of carotid and neck restraints in Wauwatosa is a 'civil rights victory,' chairperson says," 6 Aug. 2020 The freshened blood returns to the body via a tube inserted into the right jugular vein for travel to the heart. Ron Winslow, STAT, "How a Zoom forum is changing the way ICU doctors treat desperately ill Covid-19 patients," 6 Aug. 2020 In addition to positing a theory on why Michelangelo crafted David’s jugular vein in this manner, Gelfman’s article argues for studying artworks to improve doctors’ diagnostic skills. Shari Rudavsky, USA TODAY, "How an Indiana doctor found a medical mystery in Michelangelo's 'David'," 16 Jan. 2020 In addition to positing a theory on why Michelangelo crafted David’s jugular vein in this manner, Gelfman’s article argues for studying artworks to improve doctors’ diagnostic skills. Shari Rudavsky, USA TODAY, "How an Indiana doctor found a medical mystery in Michelangelo's 'David'," 16 Jan. 2020 The second wound was on the front side of the neck, measured 4 cm long and penetrated the carotid artery and the jugular vein. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Birmingham man accused of slitting throat of Mountain Brook woman’s Yorkie dog," 3 Mar. 2020 From the ground, doctors who saw the images noticed that there didn’t appear to be any blood flow in the astronaut’s left jugular vein. Matt Simon, Wired, "How Doctors on Earth Treated a Blood Clot on the ISS," 13 Feb. 2020 Moll hopes the resolution of the astronaut’s blood clot in the internal jugular vein not only leads to further research on travel in zero-gravity but also inspires wider use of telemedicine. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "The outer limits of medicine: How doctors treated an astronaut's blood clot in space," 8 Jan. 2020

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1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Jugular vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jugular%20vein. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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jugular vein

noun

English Language Learners Definition of jugular vein

: a large vein in the neck that takes blood from the head to the heart

jugular vein

noun

Medical Definition of jugular vein

: any of several veins of each side of the neck: as
a : a vein that collects the blood from the interior of the cranium, the superficial part of the face, and the neck, runs down the neck on the outside of the internal and common carotid arteries, and unites with the subclavian vein to form the brachiocephalic vein

called also internal jugular vein

b : a smaller and more superficial vein that collects most of the blood from the exterior of the cranium and deep parts of the face and opens into the subclavian vein

called also external jugular vein

c : a vein that commences near the hyoid bone and joins the terminal part of the external jugular vein or the subclavian vein

called also anterior jugular vein

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