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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


A minute arterial branch which leads to a capillary


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


Protein substance produced by elements of the blood and tissues which form a network as the case of clots


smallest blood vessel that connects arteries and veins


the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart


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


pertaining to the femur. the femoral vein and artery are located in the groin


the most abundant protein in plasma


Blood vessels carrying blood to the heart, except for the pulmonary veins, which carry oxygenated blood.


the layer of epithelial cells that lines the cavities of the heart, blood and lymph vessels


a tiny vein that drains blood from capillaries


Major artery in the neck leading to the brain


largest artery in the body

radial artery

Artery located in the wrist

metatarsal veins

Veins in the feet


white blood cell

superior vena cava

The principal vein draining the upper portion of the body


A vessel through which blood passes away from the heart to the tissues


the lower chambers of the heart


mature red blood cells formed in the bone marrow

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