Vessels and Circulation 2

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  1. Which vessel has the largest diameter of any vessel in the body?
    inferior vena cava
  2. What veins do the vertebral veins drain into?
    brachiocephalic veins
  3. Which veins can you hit if you have nose rings?
    ophthalmic veins that drain into the cavernous sinus
  4. What vein merges with the superior vena cava from the lower body?
    azygous vein
  5. What is a portal system?
    veins that drain one group of capillaries deliver blood to another group of capillaries (Two capillary beds in series). Used in order to filter nutrients absorbed by GI tract
  6. What is the large vein that receives oxygen poor, but nutrient rich blood?
    hepatic portal vein. intestines, pancreas, spleen, stomach, gallbladder
  7. What are the liver capillaries called?
  8. Where does blood from the dorsal venous arch drain into?
    • basilic: medial surface of upper limb
    • cephalic vein: lateral aspect of upper limb
  9. What is the longest vein in the body?
    great saphenous vein
  10. What killed Princess Diana?
    she tore one of her left pulmonary veins
  11. What is the golden hour?
    you have an hour to get to a trauma center to survive
  12. What is the umbilical cord made up of?
    one vein and two arteries, surrounded by a gelatinous substance
  13. Where is blood pressure greatest in a fetus?
    on the right side of the heart
  14. Is the umbilical vein or artery oxygenated?
  15. What are the only three fully oxygenated vessels in fetal circulation?
    umbilical vein, ductus venosus, and the portal sinus
  16. What vessels detour shunts blood away from the pulmonary trunk?
    ductus arteriosus
  17. What do the umbilical vein and arteries turn into?
    ligamentum teres and medial umbilical ligaments
  18. What does the ductus arteriosus become within 15 hours after birth?
    ligamentum arteriosum
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Vessels and Circulation 2
2012-04-28 23:18:50
Vessels Circulations

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