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inferior mesenteric vein

inferior mesenteric vein in Medicine

inferior mesenteric vein n.
A vein that is the continuation of the superior rectal vein at the brim of the pelvis, ascends to the left of the aorta behind the peritoneum, and empties into the splenic vein or into the superior mesenteric vein.

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