transverse sinus of dura mater

transverse sinus of dura mater
s. transversus durae matris.

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  • sinus of the dura mater — n any of numerous venous channels (as the sagittal sinuses, straight sinus, and transverse sinuses) that are situated between the two layers of the dura mater, that have no valves, and that drain blood from the brain and the bones forming the… …   Medical dictionary

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  • sinus transversus durae matris — [TA] transverse sinus of dura mater: either of two large sinuses of the dura mater that begin in a variable fashion at the confluence of the sinuses near the internal occipital protuberance. Each follows the attached margin of the tentorium… …   Medical dictionary

  • sinus — 1. [TA] A channel for the passage of blood or lymph, without the coats of an ordinary vessel; e.g., blood passages in the gravid uterus or those in the cerebral meninges. 2. [TA] A cavity or …   Medical dictionary

  • sinus cavernosus — [TA] cavernous sinus either of two sinuses of the dura mater, irregularly shaped and located at either side of the body of the sphenoid bone, extending from the medial end of the superior orbital fissure in front to the apex of the petrous… …   Medical dictionary

  • sinus petrosquamosus — [TA] petrosquamous sinus an inconstant sinus, one of the sinuses of the dura mater; it runs along the petrosquamous fissure, connecting posteriorly with the transverse sinus and anteriorly with the retromandibular vein …   Medical dictionary

  • sinus petrosus superior — [TA] superior petrosal sinus: one of the sinuses of the dura mater, arising at the cavernous sinus, passing along the attached margin of the cerebellar tentorium, and draining into the transverse sinus …   Medical dictionary

  • sinus rectus — [TA] straight sinus: one of the sinuses of the dura mater, situated in the line of union of the cerebral falx and the cerebellar tentorium, formed by the junction of the great cerebral vein and the inferior sagittal sinus, and ending in a… …   Medical dictionary

  • sinus sagittalis superior — [TA] superior sagittal sinus: one of the sinuses of the dura mater; it begins in front of the crista galli and extends backward in the convex border of the falx cerebri. Near the internal occipital protuberance it ends in a variable way in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Superior sagittal sinus — Infobox Vein Name = Superior sagittal sinus Latin = sinus sagittalis superior GraySubject = 171 GrayPage = 654 Caption = Dural veins (Superior sagittal sinus labeled as SIN. SAGITALLIS SUP. at top.) Caption2 = Superior sagittal sinus laid open… …   Wikipedia

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