Retinal vein, central

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Medical Definition of Retinal vein, central

Retinal vein, central: The blood vessel that carries blood away from the retina of the eye.

The counterpart to the central retinal vein is the central retinal artery, the blood vessel that carries blood into the eye and supplies nutrition to the retina.


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Reviewed on 7/1/2016

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