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Diagram Of Veins And Arteries In The Body
Not the way: In most parts of the body, there are redundant elements of the blood supply, so that if one vessel is blocked, the others already present take over. New vessels are not grown to jump over the blockage. This is not true for the brain and back of the eye where blocked vessels create permanent damage as collateral vessel are not present in these tissues. ...Read more
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Oxygen: Arteries carry oxygenated blood and veins carry deoxygenated blood. ...Read more
During many intensive cancer surgeries, can cancer likely travel through veins and/arteries to different parts of the body?
Yes and No: Yes cancer cells do get into the blood vessels either spontaneously or during surgical manipulations, yet they rarely survive their trip in the circulation and are eliminated by the immune system or fail to establish any colonies under normal conditions. So surgery is generally considered safe from this theoretical point of view. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is unique about the pulmonary veins and pulmonary arteries when compared to other veins and arteries on the body?
They are backwards: All arteries in the body carry oxygenated blood from the heart. After leaving the arteries, blood enters capillaries where oxygen is dropped off and carbon dioxide waste is picked up. Veins then take the carbon dioxide back to the heart. Now here is the difference. The pulm. Arteries then take the blood with carbon dioxide to the lungs where oxygen is picked up and carried by the pulm. Veins. ...Read more
Might it be that a a hernia push on blood vessels or arteries and cause loss of blood flow to lower part of body?
Doubtful: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall, and the blood vessels to the abdominal contents come from the back of the abdominal cavity near the spine, so while i suppose anything can happen, i can't imagine a scenario where the hernia is blocking blood supply. Whatever is going through the hole can have its blood supply pinched off, and in its most severe form is called a strangulated hernia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info needed: You can be hospitalized with problems related to either an artery or a vein. Speak to the doctors or nurses caring for you - they should be able to tell you why you were admitted and where the problem lies. ...Read more
Family DNA: Arteries become blocked with arteriosclerosis, and it tends to run in the family, and diet/lifestyle contributes to the progression. Veins become blocked with blood clots, and heredity can make one more prone to development of blood clots. Venous clots occur in the deep and superficial veins, and the former type requires anticoagulation. Prolonged travel, surgery are risk factors for clots. ...Read more
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Textbook or internet: Any textbook of anatomy would have most listed and diagrammed. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on what caused the injury. If it is related to a surgery, then it could take a few weeks for the pain to subside. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Deep in your body.: The main vein and arteries lie deep in your body usually under the muscles or within the abdominal and chest cavity. Any anatomy book will show you where they are located. The key is deep not superficial location. Examples include aorta, iliac, femoral, popliteal and tibial arteries and corresponding vena cava, iliac, femoral, popliteal and tibial veins. ...Read more
See below: arteries: aorta, carotid, iliac, femoral, subclavian veins: inferior vena cava, superior vena cava, jugular, femoral, popliteal ...Read more