Meaning : External jugular vein
Category : Medical
Sub Category : Physiology
What does EJV mean or stand for ?
Anyone who is a Star Trek fan will immediately know what the EJV is.Mr.Spock who is the science officer on board the USS Enterprise,pinches this vein on unfriendly humanoid aliens as a form of self defense,The latter falls unconscious after the vulcan has used his skill.
In real life this vein also is important as it carries deoxygenated blood from parts of the face and cranium and transports it towards the abdomen area.It is extremely useful in administering intubation and medication.