Openings of smallest cardiac veins

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Openings of smallest cardiac veins
Latin Foramina venarum minimarum atrii dextri
Gray's p.530
TA A12.1.01.004
FMA 76592
Anatomical terminology

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


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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