Brain Blood Supply: Anatomy & Diagrams


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Why is the blood supply to your brain more reliable than to many other organs?

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1. Television and movies often show a policeman holding fingers to the side of an accident victim's neck. What are they doing?

2. Which of the following is TRUE about the blood brain barrier?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you quickly assess your knowledge of the channels by which blood supply reaches the brain and what these channels and structures are called.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The reason why blood supply to the brain is more reliable than to other organs
  • The definition of an anastomosis
  • What the blood brain barrier does
  • The term used to describe a branch of the internal carotid artery
  • What the internal carotid artery is a branch of

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the avenues by which blood is delivered to the brain
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as anastomosis and the Circle of Willis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the function of the blood brain barrier

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Brain Blood Supply: Anatomy & Diagrams. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review an analogy to explain how blood circulates to the brain
  • Identify the main arteries by which blood is delivered to the anterior and posterior areas of the brain
  • Describe The Circle of Willis
  • Define the blood brain barrier and detail its function