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Phlebotomy certification

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Pulmonary Veins
Four veins which return oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
Inferior vena cava
The principal vein draining the lower portion of the body
Arteriole
A minute arterial branch which leads to a capillary
Hemoglobin
The iron-containing pigment of the red blood cell. Its function is tocarry pxygen from the lungs to the tissues, included in the CBC
brachial artery
Artery which lies beneath the basilic vein in the antecubital fossa
fibrin
Protein substance produced by elements of the blood and tissues which form a network as the case of clots
capillary
smallest blood vessel that connects arteries and veins
pulse
the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
anastomosis
The point of union of two hollow or tubular structures; i.e., the connection of veins
metacarpal veins
veins in the hands
great saphenous
The longest vein in the body
femoral
pertaining to the femur. the femoral vein and artery are located in the groin
albumin
the most abundant protein in plasma
vein
Blood vessels carrying blood to the heart, except for the pulmonary veins, which carry oxygenated blood.
endothelium
the layer of epithelial cells that lines the cavities of the heart, blood and lymph vessels
venule
a tiny vein that drains blood from capillaries
carotid
Major artery in the neck leading to the brain
aorta
largest artery in the body
radial artery
Artery located in the wrist
metatarsal veins
Veins in the feet
leukocyte
white blood cell
superior vena cava
The principal vein draining the upper portion of the body
artery
A vessel through which blood passes away from the heart to the tissues
ventricles
the lower chambers of the heart
erythrocyte
mature red blood cells formed in the bone marrow