Ch 11 Veins and Special Blood supplies

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radial vein

superficial veins ascending the radial side of the forearm

ulnar vein

any of several veins of the forearm

cephalic vein

a large vein of the arm that empties into the axillary vein

basilic vein

a vein that drains the back of the hand and forearm and empties into the axillary vein

median cubital vein

large vein in the middle of the upper arm; most commonly used for venipuncture

subclavian vein

a continuation of the axillary vein

jugular vein

veins in the neck that return blood from the head

braciocephalic vein

veins that receive drainage from subclavian, vertebral and internal jugular veins

tibial vein

veins of the lower leg

fibular vein

accompany the peroneal arteries

popliteal vein

a vein arising in the knee and ascending to become the femoral vein

great saphenous vein

the longest vein in the body

dorsal venous arch

Venous return that drains the top of the foot

iliac vein

one of three veins draining the pelvic area

renal vein

blood vessel that carries blood away from the kidney and toward the heart

hepatic portal vein

a short vein that carries blood into the liver

hepatic veins

carry blood from the liver to the caudal vena cava

circle of Willis

A structure at the base of the brain that is formed by the joining of the carotid and basilar arteries.

umbilical artery

Carries blood from aorta to placenta

umbilical vein

A vein in the umbilical cord; returns nutrient blood from the placenta to the fetus.

ductus venosus

the fetal structure that allows most of the blood to bypass the liver and to flow from the umbilical vein to the vena cava

foramen ovale

Connects the left and right atria, allowing blood to flow directly from the right to the left side of the heart

ductus arteriosus

a blood vessel in a fetus that bypasses pulmonary circulation by connecting the pulmonary artery directly to the ascending aorta

ligamemtum arteriosum

at birth the ductus arteriosus collapses and is converted into this structure

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