Central veins of liver

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Central veins of liver
A single lobule of the liver of a pig. X 60. (Central vein not labeled, though region is visible. Central vein would be a single vein at the center of the lobule. See external links for clearer and more modern representations.)
Central vein.JPG
human central vein
Drains from liver sinusoid
Drains to hepatic veins
Latin venae centrales hepatis
TA A05.8.01.059
FMA 71629
Anatomical terminology

The central veins of liver (or central venules)[1] are veins found at the center of hepatic lobules (one vein at each lobule center).

They receive the blood mixed in the liver sinusoids and return it to circulation via the hepatic veins.[2]


  1. ^ Anatomy photo: digestive/mammal/liver3/liver2 - Comparative Organology at University of California, Davis
  2. ^ "central veins of liver" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary

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