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Describe the structure of arteries

Thick walled, hollow tubes: 1. fibrous outer covering 2. A middle layer of muscle & elastic tissue 3. An endothelial layer made of squamous epithelial tissue

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What is the function of the Left Subclavian Artery?

Receives blood from the aortic arch, supplies blood to the left arm

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Function of the Palmer artery

Supplies blood to the portion of the hand just below the first row of knuckles, and divide into smaller arteries which supply the fingers.

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Where is the Ulna artery located?

In the elbow, one of the branches of the brachial artery leads down the ulnar side of the forearm to the wrist.

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What is the function of the arteries?

To carry oxygenated blood from the heart

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Where is the Brachial Artery located?

Stems from the axillary artery, moves along the humerus down to the elbow

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Where is the Right Subclavian artery located?

Below the clavicle (branching off the brachiocephalictrunk) 

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Where is the Left Subclavian artery located?

Branches off the arch of the aorta

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What is the function of the pulmonary artery?

To carry deoxygenated blood to the lungs

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Where is the Vertebral artery located?

Neck

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What is the function of the Axillary artery?

Supplies blood vessels to the axilla (under arm) and the chest wall including the skin and shoulder

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Where is the Axillary Artery?

Upper arm

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What is the function of the veins?

To carry deoxygenated blood to the heart except in the pulmonary system

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What is the function of the Right Subclavian Artery?

Supplies blood to the right arm with some branches carrying oxygenated blood up to the brain from the base of the neck

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Function of the Brachial Artery?

Supplies blood to the triceps muscles

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Where is the Right deep Palmer artery located

In the palm, in the lower part of the hand above the fingers

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What artery carries blood from the heart to the brain?

Carotid artery

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Arterioles branch into ..?

Capillaries

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Large arteries branch into ..?

Small arteries

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What is the radial artery?

A continuation of the brachial artery, travels down the radial side of the forearm to the wrist. A convenient vessel for taking the pulse

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What is the function of the Ulna artery?

Some of the branches supply blood to the area around the elbow-joint, others to the flexor and extensor muscles in the lower arm

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Where is the Rht Common Carotid artery located?

Major artery in front of neck

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Small arteries branch into..?

Arterioles

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Where is the deep Palmer arch

In the Palm

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Where is the Right Subclavian Vein

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Where is the Right cephalic vein?

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Where is the right axillary vein?

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Where is the right brachial vein?

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Where is the right basilic vein?

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Where is the external iliac artery?