24 terms

Ch 11 Veins and Special Blood supplies

radial vein
superficial veins ascending the radial side of the forearm
ulnar vein
any of several veins of the forearm
cephalic vein
a large vein of the arm that empties into the axillary vein
basilic vein
a vein that drains the back of the hand and forearm and empties into the axillary vein
median cubital vein
large vein in the middle of the upper arm; most commonly used for venipuncture
subclavian vein
a continuation of the axillary vein
jugular vein
veins in the neck that return blood from the head
braciocephalic vein
veins that receive drainage from subclavian, vertebral and internal jugular veins
tibial vein
veins of the lower leg
fibular vein
accompany the peroneal arteries
popliteal vein
a vein arising in the knee and ascending to become the femoral vein
great saphenous vein
the longest vein in the body
dorsal venous arch
Venous return that drains the top of the foot
iliac vein
one of three veins draining the pelvic area
renal vein
blood vessel that carries blood away from the kidney and toward the heart
hepatic portal vein
a short vein that carries blood into the liver
hepatic veins
carry blood from the liver to the caudal vena cava
circle of Willis
A structure at the base of the brain that is formed by the joining of the carotid and basilar arteries.
umbilical artery
Carries blood from aorta to placenta
umbilical vein
A vein in the umbilical cord; returns nutrient blood from the placenta to the fetus.
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
foramen ovale
Connects the left and right atria, allowing blood to flow directly from the right to the left side of the heart
ductus arteriosus
a blood vessel in a fetus that bypasses pulmonary circulation by connecting the pulmonary artery directly to the ascending aorta
ligamemtum arteriosum
at birth the ductus arteriosus collapses and is converted into this structure