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Pig Anatomy: Circulatory System

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Umbilical Vein
Carries oxygen-rich blood and food from placenta of the mother to the fetus
Umbilical Artery
Carries oxygen-poor blood and food from the fetus to the placenta of the mother
Right Atrium
Collects blood low in oxygen and filled with food from the body and pumps it to the right ventricle.
Right Ventricle
Collects blood from the right atrium and pumps it to the lungs
Left Atrium
collects oxygen-rich blood and food and pumps it to the left ventricle
Left Ventricle
collects blood from the left atrium and pumps it throughout the body
Pericardium
a membrane (mesentery) surrounding the heart that secretes a watery fluid to prevent the heart from rubbing against surrounding organs when breathing
Coronary Vein
blue blood vessel located on the front (ventral) surface of the heart that drains the heart muscle tissue of blood and moves it back into the right atrium
Coronary Artery
red blood vessel located on the front (ventral) surface of the heart that brings blood from the aorta and supplies the heart muscle tissue with food and oxygen
Pulmonary Trunk
takes blood from the right ventricle to the lungs
Aortic Arch
behind the pulmonary trunk and forming and arch leading toward the lower part of the body and carries oxygen-rich blood and food from the left ventricle to all parts of the body
Dorsal Aorta
continuation of the aorta along the dorsal body wall behind the lungs, liver, and small intestine that carries oxygen-rich blood and food to the lower body organs/legs
Posterior Vena Cava
brings oxygen-poor blood through the umbilical cord from the lower body to the right atrium