Flashcards in General Terms Deck (10)
In which direction is blood carried via the artery?
Blood is carried AWAY from the heart.
In which direction is blood carried via the Veins?
Blood is carried TOWARD the heart.
What is the classic pathway for circulation?
ARTERIES to ARTERIOLS to CAPILLARIES to VENULES to VEINS
Which part of the pathway does the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide occur? Nutrients are also dumped in this stage.
What are two alternative pathways that can be taken by a blood vessel in circulation?
Arterial Anastomosis & Arteriovenous Malformation
What is Arterial Anastomosis?
When two arteries join together to feed ONE anatomical area.
What is an advantage of Arterial Anastomosis?
It creates redundancy in the circulation system. If one system fails there is another system picking up the work.
What is Arteriovenous Malformation?
Direct connection of arterial and venous circulation.
Where does Arteriovenous Malformation typically occur?