Flashcards in Major Arteries of the Heart Deck (20)
What is a baroreceptor?
A type of blood pressure monitor.
In what two vessels of the heart are barorecptors found?
The aortic arch and the common carotid.
What is the innervation for the baroreceptors found in the aortic arch?
Cranial nerve 10
What is the innervation for baroreceptors found in the common carotid artery?
Cranial nerve 9
What are the three branches of the aortic arch?
Left Common Carotid
What does the Brachiocephalic artery branch into?
Right Subclavian and Right Common Carotid
Blood is pumped out of which ventricle?
Where does the Common Carotid branch to form the Internal and External Carotid arteries?
Thyroid cartilage or carotid sinus
The internal carotid supplies blood to what structures?
Meninges (linings of the brain)
How many branches belong to the external carotid artery?
*remember SALFO PMS
What structures receive blood supply from the external carotid artery?
Describe the four directions branches of the external carotid artery arise using correct anatomical terminology.
What branches of the external carotid artery arise anteriorly?
What branch of the external carotid artery arises medially?
Which branches of the external carotid artery arise posteriorly?
Which branches of the external carotid artery arise terminally?
What is the terminal (last) branch of the external carotid artery?
What are the 8 branches of the external carotid artery?
What is the most inferior branch of the 8 external carotid artery branches?