1602 Cardiovascular System Anatomy Study Resources

AortaThe largest artery in the body, carrying oxygenated blood from the left ventricle to the rest of the body.
ArterioleA small-diameter blood vessel in the microcirculation that extends from an artery and leads to capillaries.
ArteryA blood vessel that carries oxygenated blood away from the heart to the body's tissues.
Brachial ArteryAn artery running down the arm.
Brachiocephalic ArteryAn artery supplying blood to the right arm and head.
CapillaryThe smallest blood vessels, connecting arteries and veins, facilitating the exchange of water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other nutrients and waste substances.
Common Carotid ArteryAn artery ascending alongside the trachea to supply the head and neck.
Common Iliac VeinA vein returning blood from the lower limbs, joining to form the inferior vena cava.
Coronary ArteriesArteries essential for supplying blood to the heart muscle.
Femoral ArteryThe principal artery of the thigh.
Femoral VeinThe principal vein of the thigh.
Great Saphenous VeinThe longest vein in the body, running medially in the leg and thigh.
Hepatic Portal VeinA vein carrying nutrient-rich blood from the digestive tract to the liver.
Inferior Vena CavaA large vein carrying blood from the lower body back to the heart.
Jugular VeinA vein that drains blood from the head.
MetarterioleA vessel with characteristics of both arterioles and capillaries, serving as a channel for blood to bypass capillary networks.
Peroneal VeinA vein running adjacent to the fibula in the lower leg.
Popliteal ArteryThe artery continuing from the femoral artery behind the knee.
Precapillary SphincterA muscle acting as a valve at the junction where a capillary begins, regulating blood flow into capillary beds.
Pulmonary ArteryAn artery transporting deoxygenated blood to the lungs for oxygenation.
Pulmonary VeinsVeins that carry oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart.
Renal ArteryAn artery responsible for supplying blood to the kidneys.
Renal VeinA vein responsible for carrying blood from the kidneys.
Subclavian ArteryAn artery branching from the aortic arch, following a path similar to the subclavian vein.
Subclavian VeinA vein receiving blood from the arm, joining the jugular and vertebral veins to pour into the superior vena cava.
Superior Vena CavaA large vein carrying blood into the right atrium of the heart from the head, arms, and upper body.
Thoracic AortaA part of the aorta traveling down the posterior chest wall.
TracheaThe windpipe; a tube connecting the pharynx and larynx to the lungs, providing air flow.