Exercise 32 Anatomy of Blood Vessels

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LAB DAY 3 Exercise 32 Anatomy of Blood Vessels

  1. Define “artery:”
  • Define “vein:”
1.Thicker tunica media   
2.Larger diameter   
3.Contains 2/3 of the   
 blood volume   
4.Thicker tunica externa   
5.Single-cell thick wall   
6.Site of all gas and   

Name the components of the:

Tunica intima

  • __________________
  • __________________
  • __________________

Tunica Media

  1. __________________
  1. __________________

Tunica externa

12. __________________

Label the arteries using the letters corresponding to the appropriate names

  1. internal carotid artery
  • subclavian artery
  • coronary artery
  • common iliac artery
  • axillary artery
  • ascending aorta
  • ulnar artery


  • celiac trunk
  • external carotid artery
  • vertebral artery
  • k                     popliteal artery
  • external iliac artery
  • brachial artery
  • posterior tibial artery
  • common carotid arteries
  • arcuate artery
  • abdominal aorta
  • radial artery
  • femoral artery
  • brachiocephalic trunk
  • anterior tibial artery
  • aortic arch
  • renal artery

Label the veins using the letters corresponding to the appropriate names

  • external jugular vein
  • hepatic veins
  • renal vein
  • brachial vein
  • right and left brachiocephalic veins
  • ulnar vein
  • axillary vein
  • femoral vein
  • hepatic portal vein
  • popliteal vein
  • vertebral vein
  • cephalic vein
  • dorsal venous arch
  • posterior tibial vein
  • basilic vein
  • great saphenous vein
  • superior mesenteric vein
  • common iliac vein
  • radial vein
  • superior vena cava
  • anterior tibial vein
  • median cubital vein
  • internal jugular vein
  • subclavian vein
  • inferior mesenteric vein

13.   What is the purpose of venous valves?

14. What condition results from failure of valves in superficial veins? _____________________________

15. Which two pairs of arteries supply blood to the Circle of Willis

  • ____________________
  • ____________________

16. Besides acting as a conduit for blood, what is the role of the large, elastic arteries?

17. Which vessel carries all the venous blood from the digestive tract? _____________________________

18. To where is that blood delivered? ______________

19. What happens if the liver becomes severely inflamed or scarred?

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