Any of the tubular branching vessels that carry blood from the capillaries toward the heart. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vein ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

definition
  • Any of the tubular branching vessels that carry blood from the capillaries toward the heart.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c2/Venous_system_en.svg
editor note
  • TODO - check with MA - vein vs venous blood vessel
external definition
  • Part of the circulatory system composed of blood vessels which carry blood from other organs, tissues, and cells to the heart.[AAO]
fma set term
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/FMA_63814
has broad synonym
  • venous subtree
  • venous vessel
has exact synonym
  • venous tree organ part
has related synonym
  • vascular element
  • vena
  • venae
homology notes
  • The appearance of Chordata and subsequently the vertebrates is accompanied by a rapid structural diversification of this primitive linear heart: looping, unidirectional circulation, an enclosed vasculature, and the conduction system.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0001638