5 notecards = 2 pages (4 cards per page)
Identify the superficial veins of the forearm and arm, and describe their anatomical location.
The superficial veins include the cephalic, basilic, median, and
median cubital veins.
Describe how blood flow is regulated (a) to whole organs, (b) within
tissues, and (c) to
Blood flow to groups of organs or to individual organs is regulated
by the muscular
Define and explain the significance of vascular anastomoses.
A vascular anastomosis is a "coming together" of either
arteries or veins. Vascular
Define the term portal system, and describe the significance of portal-systemic anastomoses.
A portal system consists of two separate capillary beds between the
arterial and venous
Describe the function of the fetal shunts from the pulmonary circuit.
The foramen ovale is a shunt between the right and left atria of the
heart. This shunt