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Location Of Major Arteries And Veins
What about them?: Please ask a specific question about the histology. That cannot be answered here = it would take many pages and diagrams. Such information is freely available on the internet. ...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
arteries: aorta, carotid, iliac, femoral, subclavian
veins: inferior vena cava, superior vena cava, jugular, femoral, popliteal ...Read more
No vessels, one nerv: The eyebrow is well supplied with small arteries and veins but there is no named or large artery at that site. The supraorbital nerve takes off medially (near the middle) and supplies the forehead on that side. Is that major? It is annoying if it loses sensation No motor nerves are in that area. ...Read more
I have a vein in my left leg that hurts. It is becoming larger and protruding. This vain is on my left leg above my knee on the outside of my leg. Is there a major artery there?
Seems like vein.: What you are describing appears to be a varicose vein. There are no major arteries in that location and under the skin. Varicose veins do occur in this area and are usually due to malfunctioning valves in either the saphenous vein or anterior accessory saphenous vein. A venous reflux ultrasound would make the diagnosis and help to formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more
Ana report is normal , colordopler of both limb is normal all major veins & arteries shows normal flow still I have ulcer above ankel is it vasculitis?
Yes: Ulcers on legs/ankles has multiple cause not just venous insufficiency or major arterial blockage. Other causes includes vasculitis, trauma, recurrent or chronic infection , cancer and others . I would suggest checking with a wound specialist who can order blood test and probably perform a biopsy if this ulcer is chronic or has been there for more than 6 weeks. ...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
Anatomy: Arteries what carries blood from the heart to organs and tissues. Vein take blood from organs back to the heart . Both are connected with capillary network. ...Read more
High vs low pressure: Arteries take blood from the heart to the tissues of the body under high pressure. Veins take blood from the tissues back to the heart under much lower pressure. Arteries are thicker and have muscle in the walls, veins are thinner. ...Read more
Artery: go to wikipediaGet a more detailed answer ›
Textbook or internet: Any textbook of anatomy would have most listed and diagrammed. ...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
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
If you draw back in an artery is it easily to know it was an artery instead of a vein? Can the effects from doing so be settle to barely any?
Blood vessels: Dr. Dugan is right. In a nutshell, arteries carry blood from the heart to the body. Veins carry blood from the body back to the heart. Capillaries connect arteries and veins. ...Read more
What is the difference betweens the walls of the veins entering the atria and the walls of the arteries leaving the ventricle?
Veins: the arterial walls are thicker and have more muscle to accommodate the higher pressures in arteries than veins ...Read more
No: Arteries and veins don't twitch. Muscles twitch, but not blood vessels, ...Read more
Coronary: Coronary arteries supply oxygenated blood to the heart while the veins drain deoxygenated blood away from the heart. ...Read more
Yes: There would be sudden and significant pain and swelling. Trust me, it would get your attention. Ps: arteries supply blood, veins take it away. ...Read more
Artery vs vein: Arteries take blood away from the heart (right ventricle in this case) and veins return blood to the heart (pulmonary veins drain into the left atrium). ...Read more
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