Blood Vessels and Circulatio2

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Blood Vessels and Circulation Arteries of the Upper Limbs o The subclavian artery continues as the axillary artery and then as the brachial artery, which branches to form the radial and ulnar arteries. The Thoracic Aorta and Its Branches o The thoracic aorta has visceral branches, which supply the thoracic organs, and parietal branches, which supply the thoracic wall. The Abdominal Aorta and Its Branches o The abdominal aorta has visceral branches, which supply the abdominal organs, and parietal branches, which supply the abdominal wall. Arteries of the Pelvis o Branches of the internal iliac arteries supply the pelvis. Arteries of the Lower Limbs o The common iliac arteries give rise to the external iliac arteries, and the external iliac artery continues as the femoral artery and then as the
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Unformatted text preview: popliteal artery in the leg. The popliteal artery divides to form the anterior and posterior tibial arteries. Blood Vessels of the Systemic Circulation: Veins The superior vena cava drains the head, neck, thorax, and upper limbs. The inferior vena cava drains the abdomen, pelvis, and lower limbs. Veins of the Head and Neck o The internal jugular veins drain the brain, anterior head, and anterior neck. o The external jugular veins drain the posterior head and posterior neck. Veins of the Upper Limbs o The deep veins are the brachial, axillary, and subclavian; the superficial veins are the basilic, cephalic, and median cubital. Veins of the Thorax o The left and right brachiocephalic veins and the azygos veins return blood to the superior vena cava....
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