1603 Vein Anatomy Study Resources

Angular VeinsVeins near the bridge of the nose, receiving blood from regions around the eyes and root of the nose.
Azygos VeinA longitudinal vessel on the right side running alongside the vertebral column, involved in draining the thoracic wall and some abdominal structures into the superior vena cava.
Brachiocephalic VeinsFormed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins, these veins receive blood from the head, neck, and arms.
Calf Muscle PumpThe mechanism by which the calf muscles assist in venous blood flow, compressing deep veins in the leg during contraction to push blood upwards.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)A condition characterized by the formation of a blood clot within a deep vein, typically in the leg, which can obstruct blood flow and lead to complications like pulmonary embolism.
External Jugular VeinA vein that drains the scalp and deep parts of the face, descending over the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
Facial VeinA major venous channel running vertically down the face, responsible for draining venous blood from superficial areas.
Fenestrated CapillaryA type of capillary with pores in its endothelial lining, allowing for increased permeability and facilitating the transfer of small molecules.
Great Saphenous VeinThe longest vein in the body, running from the foot up the inside of the leg to the groin, where it drains into the femoral vein.
Inferior Vena CavaThe large vein that ascends along the spine, transporting blood from the lower parts of the body to the heart.
Internal Jugular VeinA larger, deeper vein that runs medial to the sternocleidomastoid muscle, carrying venous blood from the brain, superficial face, and neck back toward the heart.
Popliteal VeinA deep vein behind the knee, receiving blood from the lower leg and continuing upward to become the femoral vein in the thigh.
Pulmonary EmbolismA potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when a blood clot travels to the lungs and blocks one of the pulmonary arteries.
Subclavian VeinRuns under the clavicle, acting as a major conduit for blood returning to the heart from the upper extremities and head.
Superior Vena CavaA large vein that carries blood from the upper body into the right atrium of the heart.
Varicose VeinsDilated, twisted veins that result from venous insufficiency, typically occurring in the legs.
Venous InsufficiencyA condition where the veins have trouble sending blood from the limbs back to the heart, often leading to varicose veins and other complications.
Venous ValveA structure within veins that ensures one-way blood flow back to the heart, preventing backflow.