NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,800 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- inferior vena cava
- listen (in-FEER-ee-er VEE-nuh KAY-vuh)
- A large vein that empties into the heart. It carries blood from the legs and feet and from organs in the abdomen and pelvis.