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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.

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