Encyclopedia > Venipuncture

  Article Content

Venipuncture

Venipuncture (also known as phlebotomy or simply bleeding) is the process of obtaining blood from someone, from one of their veins.

Blood is most commonly obtained from the median cubital vein[?], on the anterior forearm (the side opposite the elbow). This vein lies close to the surface of the skin, and there is not a large nerve supply.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Hee Seop Choi

... Seop Choi - Wikipedia <<Up     Contents Hee Seop Choi Hee Seop Choi (최희섭 ; 崔熙涉) is a Korean athlete ...