|Vein: Subclavian vein|
|The thyroid gland and its relations. (Right subclavian vein visible at bottom left, left subclavian vein visible at bottom right.)|
|Diagram showing completion of development of the parietal veins. (Subclavian vein labeled at right, third from top.)|
|Gray's||subject #172 664|
|Drains to||brachiocephalic vein|
In human anatomy, the subclavian veins are two large veins, one on either side of the body. Its diameter is approximately that of a man's small finger. It is divided into right and left subclavian vein.
The term subclavian can be broken down to: sub= below, and clavian= pertaining to the clavicle.