Medical Dictionary

phrenic vein


Medical Definition of phrenic vein

  1. :  any of the veins that drain the diaphragm and accompany the phrenic arteries:a:  one that accompanies the pericardiophrenic artery and usually empties into the internal mammary vein—called also superior phrenic veinb:  any of two or three veins which follow the course of the inferior phrenic arteries and of which the one on the right empties into the inferior vena cava and the one or two on the left empty into the left renal or suprarenal vein or the inferior vena cava—called also inferior phrenic vein

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up phrenic vein? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!