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Unformatted text preview: Impaired valve function Standing, inactivity Capillaries 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 8/16/2010 2 Continuous Complete endothelial lining Fenestrated Perforated endothelial lining Sinusoidal Most perforated Special capillaries: low-permeability Blood brain barrier Prevents all but most vital molecules from entering the brain The systemic circulation Be familiar with the arteries and veins taught in lab Special vessels Aorta Largest artery Great saphenous vein Longest vein Special vessels: The hepatic portal system Hepatic = liver Portal = connecting two capillary beds Digestive organs Sinusoids of liver Nutrient rich, deoxygenated blood Processing Storage Hepatic portal system The hepatic portal system 12 13 14 15 16 17...
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