|Vein: Axillary vein|
|Anterior view of right upper limb and thorax - axillary vein and the distal part of the basilic vein and cephalic vein.|
|Gray's||subject #172 663|
|Source||basilic vein, brachial veins, cephalic vein|
|Drains to||subclavian vein|
In human anatomy, the axillary vein is a large blood vessel that conveys blood from the lateral aspect of the thorax, axilla (armpit) and upper limb toward the heart. There is one axillary vein on each side of the body.