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The histology of the major arteries and veins of systemic circulation?

The histology of the major arteries and veins of systemic circulation?

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

Dr. Arthur Balin
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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What are the major coronary arteries and veins?

What are the major coronary arteries and veins?

3 coronary arteries: There are 3 main coronary arteries. Left side of circulation: left main artery divides into lad [left anterior descending] and the circumflex artery. The other a right coronary artery. The coronary veins follow the same course. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you enumerate at least 5 major arteries and 5 major veins.?

Can you enumerate at least 5 major arteries and 5 major veins.?

See below: arteries: aorta, carotid, iliac, femoral, subclavian veins: inferior vena cava, superior vena cava, jugular, femoral, popliteal ...Read more

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Are there any major veins major artery or major nerves in the eyebrow ?

Are there any major veins major artery or major nerves in the eyebrow ?

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

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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

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Which is bigger: a vein or an artery?

Which is bigger: a vein or an artery?

Veins are...: Veins are usually bigger when compared to their anatomical counterpart, the arteries, as veins have a thinner vessel wall and tend to be distended. ...Read more

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Why do people get blocked veins and arteries?

Why do people get blocked veins  and arteries?

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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What are the similarities of veins and arteries?

Part of a system: Both carry blood and are composed of three layers—the intima, media, and adventitia. Inside both vessels are covered by a specialized set of cells called endothelium. ...Read more

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How are arteries, veins and capillaries different?

How are arteries, veins and capillaries different?

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

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more