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Middle layer of the vascular system; veins have thinner tunica media than arteries

tunica media

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Outer layer of the vascular system, contains the vasa vasorum

tunica adventitia

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Inner layer of the vascular system

tunica intima

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Communication between two blood vessels without any intervening capillary network

anastomosis

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Minute vessels that connect the arterial and venous systems

capillaries

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Arises inferior to the celiac axis to supply the proximal half of the colon and the small intestine

superior mesenteric artery (SMA)

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Vascular structures that carry blood away from the heart

arteries

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Small branch supplying the caudate and left lobes of the liver

left hepatic artery

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The abdominal aorta bifurcates at the level of the umbilicus into these, which supply blood to the lower extremities

common iliac arteries

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Arises from the posterolateral wall of the aorta, travels posterior to the inferior vena cava to supply the kidney

right renal artery

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Branch of the common hepatic artery that supplies the stomach and duodenum

gastroduodenal artery

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Largest arterial structure in the body; arises from the left ventricle to supply blood to head, upper and lower extremities, and abdominopelvic cavity

aorta

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Arises from the anterior aortic wall at the level of the third or fourth lumbar vertebra to supply the left transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum

inferior mesenteric artery

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Arises from the celiac axis to supply the stomach and lower third of the esophagus

left gastric artery

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Arises from the celiac axis to supply the spleen, pancreas, stomach, and greater omentum

splenic artery

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Arises from the celiac trunk to supply the liver

common hepatic artery

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Supplies the gallbladder via the cystic artery

right hepatic artery

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Arises from the posterolateral wall of the aorta directly into the hilus of the kidney

left renal artery

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Supplies the stomach

right gastric artery

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Drains the spleen; travels horizontally across abdomen (posterior to pancreas) to join the superior mesenteric vein to form the portal vein

splenic vein

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Three large veins that drain the liver and empty into the inferior vena cava at the level of the diaphagm

hepatic veins

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Formed by the union of the superior mesenteric vein and splenic vein near the porta hepatis of the liver

portal vein

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Leaves the renal hilum to enter the lateral wall of the inferior vena cava

right renal vein

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Collapsible vascular structures that carry blood back to the heart

veins

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Drains the left third of the colon and upper colon and joins the splenic vein

inferior mesenteric vein

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Leaves the renal hilum, travels anterior to the aorta and posterior to the superior mesenteric artery to enter the lateral wall of the inferior vena cava

left renal vein

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Drains the proximal half of the colon and small intestine, travels vertically (anterior to the inferior vena cava) to join the splenic vein to form the portal veins

superior mesenteric vein

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Largest venous abdominal vessel that conveys blood from the body below the diaphragm to the right atrium of the heart

inferior vena cava

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Weakening of the arterial wall

cystic medial necrosis

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Permanent localized dilatation of an artery, with an increase of 1.5 times its normal diameter

aneurysm