Openings of smallest cardiac veins

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Openings of smallest cardiac veins
Latin Foramina venarum minimarum atrii dextri
Gray's p.530
Anatomical terminology

The openings of smallest cardiac veins (foramina venarum minimarum or foramina Thebesii) are located in the heart. Here the smallest cardiac veins returns blood into the heart chambers from the capillary bed in the muscular cardiac wall, enabling a form of collateral circulation unique to the heart.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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