..., the smallest blood vessels which connect the smallest arteries with the smallest veins. Nourishment and fluid noramlly trapped in thick walled arteries and veins can easily pass through the delicate walls of the capillaries
..., middle layer of artery; made up of smooth muscle fibers and thick layer of elastic connective tissue
primary function of the large arteries is to conduct blood from the heart to the arterioles, the large arteries are called this
..., Arterioles, which can selectively constrict or relax to control the resistance to outflow of blood into the capillaries.
another name for capillaries, since the primary function of capillaries is the exchange of substances between the blood and interstitial fluid
Because the veins store blood. Capacitance refers to storage. 70% of total blood volume found on venous side or circulation.
..., The largest artery in the body; it conducts freshly oxygenated blood from the heart to the tissues.
The ascending part of the aorta as it emerges from the left ventricle; right and left coronary arteries branch from here.
arch of the aorta
..., The most superior portion of the aorta, Arch where the Ascending Aorta and Descending Aorta meet.
..., the descending part of the aorta that branches into the thoracic and abdominal aortae
..., a major artery, arising from the arch of the aorta, that supplies blood to the right arm and the head, right neck and shoulder.
..., an artery that originates from the abdominal aorta just below the diaphragm and branches into the left gastric artery and the common hepatic artery and the splenic artery
..., an artery that originates from the celiac trunk and supplies blood to the spleen
superior mesenteric artery
..., originates from the upper part of the aorta that supplies the small intestines and the cecum and the colon
inferior mesenteric artery
..., arises near the lower end of the aorta and supplies the large intestine
major arteries of the thigh and leg
external iliac arteries, femoral, popliteal, anterior, and posterior tibial arteries
..., either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart
inferior vena cava (IVC)
..., conveys blood from the lower portion of the body (legs and torso) to the right atrium
..., a vein that drains the back of the hand and forearm and empties into the axillary vein
median cubital vein
..., The major vein of the antecubital fossa most commonly used for venipuncture (middle)
external jugular veins
..., Drain blood from the face, scalp, and neck. They empty into the subclavian veins
..., The renal veins are veins that drain the kidney. They connect the kidney to the inferior vena cava.
..., branch from the subclavian arteries. They travel superiorly through the foramen magnum where they join to form the basilary artery.
..., a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous
circle of Willis
..., A structure at the base of the brain that is formed by the joining of the internal carotid and basilar arteries
large vein that carries blood from the organs of digestion to the liver. superior mesenteric vein & splenic vein combine to form.
superior mesenteric vein
..., the vein that carries blood from the small and first part of the large intestines
..., drains spleen, stomach, pancreas, and inferior mesenteric vein which drains the last part of the large intestine
..., arteries that supply the liver with oxygen rich blood and is a branch of the celiac trunk.
..., the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus
..., A vein in the umbilical cord; returns nutrient blood from the placenta to the fetus.
..., the fetal structure that allows most of the blood to bypass the liver and to flow from the umbilical vein to the inferior vena cava
..., Connects the left and right atria, allowing blood to flow directly from the right to the left side of the heart
..., a blood vessel in a fetus that bypasses pulmonary circulation by connecting the pulmonary artery directly to the ascending aorta. EX. normally closes at birth