BIO 101 - Veins

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Radial Vein

Runs alongside the Radius

Ulnar Vein

Runs alongside the Ulnar

Brachial Veins

Pass through the region of the upper arm

Axillary Veins

Veins of the upper extremity pass through the axilla

Subclavian Veins

Axillary veins change to the subclavian veins at lateral borders of the first ribs

External Jugular Veins

Drains blood from face, scalp, and neck
Empty into the subclavian

Internal Jugular Veins

Drains blood from the cranial vault and brain
Anastomose with the subclavian veins to from the brachiocephalic veins

Brachiocephalic Veins

Formed when subclavian and internal jugular veins anastomose

Superior Vena Cava

Recieves blood from the entire upper body and empties into the right atrium

Anterior and Posterior Tibial Veins

Travel along the medial side of the leg until they empty into the femoral veins

Great Saphenous Veins

Formed by the anastomosis of the superficial veins of the foot

Peroneal Veins

Join the posterior tibial veins just prior to entering the popliteal region

Popliteal Veins

Located in the popliteal region behind the knee

Femoral Veins

Direct continuation of the popliteal veins as they pass into the region of the femur

External Iliac Veins

Direct continuation of the femoral veins that run through the pelvic region

omon Iliac Veins

Formed by the anastomosis of the internal and external iliac veins

Inferior Vena Cava

Veins from the abdominal organs drain into the left atrium

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