Brachial veins

Infobox Vein
Name = Brachial veins
Latin = venae brachiales
GraySubject = 172
GrayPage = 663


Caption = The veins of the right axilla, viewed from in front.
DrainsFrom =
Source = radial veins, ulnar veins
DrainsTo = axillary vein
Artery = brachial artery
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DorlandsPre = v_05
DorlandsSuf = 12849625
In human anatomy, the brachial veins are venae comitantes of the brachial artery in the arm proper. Because they are deep to muscle, they are considered deep veins. Their course is that of the brachial artery (in reverse): they begin where radial veins and ulnar veins join (corresponding to the bifurcation of the brachial artery). They end at the inferior border of the teres major muscle. At this point, the brachial veins join the basilic vein to form the axillary vein.

The brachial veins also have small tributaries that drain the muscles of the upper arm, such as biceps brachii muscle and triceps brachii muscle.


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