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The venous system of seals, with new ideas on the significance of the extradural intravertebral vein.
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PMID:  21993777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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The structural features of the venous system of seals, including such specialties as a caval sphincter, a huge posterior caval vein and hepatic sinuses, venous plexuses and a huge extradural intravertebral vein, are described and functional aspects of these features in relation to diving habits are discussed. A number of old concepts are discarded and new ones are proposed, particularly with regard to the significance of the extradural intravertebral vein, which, contrary to common current belief, probably is of little importance during diving.
Authors:
Arnoldus Schytte Blix
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of experimental biology     Volume:  214     ISSN:  1477-9145     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Exp. Biol.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243705     Medline TA:  J Exp Biol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3507-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Arctic Biology, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway.
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