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emis·sa·ry vein

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  1. emissary vein, vena emissarianoun

    one of several connecting veins in the scalp and head that drain blood from sinuses in the dura mater to veins outside the skull


  1. emissary vein

    The emissary veins connect the extracranial venous system with the intracranial venous sinuses. They connect the veins outside the cranium to the venous sinuses inside the cranium. They drain from the scalp, through the skull, into the larger meningeal veins and dural venous sinuses. Emissary veins have an important role in selective cooling of the head. They also serve as routes where infections are carried into the cranial cavity from the extracranial veins to the intracranial veins. There are several types of emissary veins including posterior condyloid, mastoid, occipital and parietal emissary vein.


  1. emissary vein

    An emissary vein is a vein that passes through a foramen or canal in the skull to connect the venous sinuses inside the skull with the veins outside the skull. These veins serve as an important communication channel between both intra-cranial and extra-cranial venous systems, acting as a drainage system for the brain. They play a significant role in both normal and pathological processes in the brain.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emissary vein in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emissary vein in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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