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Circulatory System

Practical #2
site of blood pressure measurement
brachial artery
site where pulse is taken
radial artery
carries blood to abdominal organs
celiac trunk
carries blood from the intestines to the liver
hepatic portal vein
carries blood from the liver to the inferior vena cava
hepatic vein
vein commonly used for venipuncture
median cubital vein
carries blood to the upper limbs
left subclavian arteries
arterial segment between the subclavian and brachial arteries
axillary artery
carries blood from the head and neck to the right atrium
superior vena cava
carries oxygenated blood to the left atrium
pulmonary vein
carries blood from the regions below the heart to the right atrium
inferior vena cava
large superficial vein draining the leg
great saphenous vein
merge to form the inferior vena cava
common iliac veins
merge to form the superior vena cava
brachiocephalic veins
veins of the head, emptying into the subclavian veins
jugular veins
branch from the inferior end of the aorta
common iliac arteries
carries oxygenated blood to the body, except the ;lungs
carry blood away from the heart
carry blood toward the heart
tiny vessels that connect arteries and veins
carries deoxygenated blood to the lungs
pulmonary artery
carries blood from a kidney to the inferior vena cava
renal vein
carries oxygenated blood to the left atrium
pulmonary vein
carries blood from the aorta to the intestines
mesenteric artery
supplies most of the small intestine and part of the large intestine
superior mesenteric
supplies blood to the stomach
gastric veins
carries blood to the kidney
renal artery
carries blood to the large intestine and rectum
inferior mesenteric
carries blood from the aortic branch arch to the left side of the head
left common carotid
return blood from the brain to brachiocephalic veins
carotid arteries