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3C Blood Vessels and Lymphatic System
Terms in this set (14)
what is the definition of an artery
A vessel that carries blood away from the heart (regardless of oxygenated or not)
what are the walls of arteries composed of
Walls are composed of smooth muscle and elastic fibers that allow for extension of the vessels and carrying a pulse
what are the walls of arterioles composed of
Small arteries that arise via branching of large arteries
what are capillaries
Connections between arterioles and venules
What passes from the blood into the tissues and vice versa at the capillary level.
Oxygen and nutrient pass from blood into tissues
Carbon dioxide and waste material pass from tissues into blood
what do veins contain that allow for the flow of blood only in one direction.
Valves allow blood to flow in one direction
how does blood move
Contraction of surrounding muscles
the fluid filtered out of the blood capillaries each day
exceeds that reabsorbed.
how are lymphatic capillaries and blood capillaries differ.
Lymphatic capillaries are endothelial tubes that begin blindly
what is the flow of lymph through a lymphatic capillary
Blood capillary dumps lymph into lymphatic capillary into afferent vessel into lymph node into efferent vessel into vein
what structural feature do lymphatic vessels contain and what their function is.
They contain valves to flow lymph toward veins
what does the right lymphatic duct drain and what does this duct drain into
Right half of head, neck, chest and right upper limb. Drains into right brachiocephalic vein
what does the thoracic duct drain and what does this duct drain into
Drains the rest of the body. Thoracic duct drains into left brachiocephalic vein
what are the regions where lymph nodes are prevalent.
neck, axilla and inguinal region
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