Name = Brachial veins
Latin = venae brachiales
GraySubject = 172
GrayPage = 663
Caption = The veins of the right
axilla, viewed from in front.
radial veins, ulnar veins
DorlandsPre = v_05
DorlandsSuf = 12849625
human anatomy, the brachial veins are venae comitantesof the brachial arteryin the armproper. 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 veinsand ulnar veinsjoin (corresponding to the bifurcation of the brachial artery). They end at the inferior border of the teres majormuscle. At this point, the brachial veins join the basilic veinto form the axillary vein.
The brachial veins also have small tributaries that drain the
muscles of the upper arm, such as biceps brachii muscleand triceps brachii muscle.
* [http://www.frca.co.uk/article.aspx?articleid=100034 Diagram at frca.co.uk]
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