15 terms

CH 18- part 2

superior vena cava
the large vein that drains the head, shoulders, and upper extremities and empties blood into the right atrium
great saphenous
the longest vein in the body; it is located in the lower extremities
carries venous blood from the liver to the inferior vena cava
the vein that receives blood from the axillary vein and the external jugular vein
"the main vein that drains the brain"
inferior vena cava
the common iliac vein empties its blood into this large vein
large deep vein in the thigh that enters the pelvis as the external iliac
median cubital
arm vein commonly used to administer IV fluids? draw a sample of blood
drains the kidney
formed by the merger of the superior mesenteric vein and the splenic vein
place for the maternal-fetal exchange of nutrients, gases, and waste
ductus arteriosus
a short tube that connects the fetal pulmonary artery with the aorta
foraman ovale
the hole between the right and left atria in the fetal heart
ductus venosus
the fetal structure that allows most of the blood to bypass the liver and to flow from the umbilical vein to the vena cava
umbilical cord
baby's lifeline, contains one umbilical vein and two umbilical arteries