inferior phrenic veinmedical dictionary


<anatomy> The vein that drains the substance of the diaphragm and empties on the right side into the inferior vena cava, on the left side into the left suprarenal vein; often a second vein on the left side passes transversely across the diaphragm anterior to the oesophageal hiatus to enter the inferior vena cava.

Synonyms: vena phrenica inferior.

(05 Mar 2000)