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Great vessels

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 21 Dec 2019

The great vessels is the collective term given to the major arteries and veins that convey blood to and away from the heart:

The branches and tributaries of these named vessels are not great vessels, e.g. brachiocephalic trunk, brachiocephalic veins, etc.

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  • Great vessels (Gray's illustration)
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