Unformatted text preview: Blood Vessels of the Pulmonary Circulation • The pulmonary circulation moves blood to and from the lungs. The pulmonary trunk carries oxygen-poor blood from the heart to the lungs, and pulmonary veins carry oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart. Blood Vessels of the Systemic Circulation: Arteries Aorta o The aorta leaves the left ventricle to form the ascending aorta, aortic arch, and descending aorta, which consists of the thoracic and abdominal aorta. Arteries of the Head and Neck o The brachiocephalic, left common carotid, and left subclavian arteries branch from the aortic arch to supply the head and the upper limbs. o The common carotid arteries and the vertebral arteries supply the head. The common carotid arteries divide to form the external carotids (which supply the face and mouth) and the internal carotids (which supply the brain)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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