Ch 4: Blood Vessels Study Guide

About This Chapter

The Blood Vessels chapter of this Human Biology Study Guide course is the simplest way to master blood vessels. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of blood vessels.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering blood vessels and circulatory system material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about blood vessels. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding blood vessels
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning human biology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about blood vessels
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra human biology learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Blood Vessels Study Guide chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Blood Vessels Study Guide chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about the circulatory system. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a blood vessels unit of a standard human biology course. Topics covered include:

  • Arteries, capillaries and other types of blood vessels
  • Anatomy of blood vessels and their layers
  • Major blood vessels to and from the heart, including pulmonary trunk, arteries and veins
  • The thoracic and abdominal Aorta
  • Superior and inferior vena cava and coronary sinus

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Blood Vessels Study Guide
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Blood Vessels: Arteries, Capillaries & More

1. Blood Vessels: Arteries, Capillaries & More

In this lesson, you will take a trip around the circulatory system and encounter the various blood vessels, including arteries, veins, and capillaries. Come along as we follow the path to every cell of your body.

Blood Vessel Layers: Tunica Intima, Tunica Media & Tunica Adventitia

2. Blood Vessel Layers: Tunica Intima, Tunica Media & Tunica Adventitia

In this lesson, you will take a microscopic look at the three layers, or tunics, that make up your blood vessels. Follow along and learn how the different cells within these tunics help the vessels contract and relax as blood moves through your circulatory system.

Major Blood Vessels Between the Heart and Lungs: Pulmonary Trunk, Arteries & Veins

3. Major Blood Vessels Between the Heart and Lungs: Pulmonary Trunk, Arteries & Veins

In this lesson you will learn about the main blood vessels that travel between the heart and lungs. You will also discover that these arteries and veins follow a somewhat unusual pattern.

Major Blood Vessels That Carry Blood Away From the Heart

4. Major Blood Vessels That Carry Blood Away From the Heart

Do you know which arteries are typically blocked during a heart attack? In this lesson, you will learn about the major blood vessels that feed the heart, brain and upper body. Then, find out what causes the pain known as angina.

Major Blood Vessels: Descending Aorta - Thoracic and Abdominal Aorta

5. Major Blood Vessels: Descending Aorta - Thoracic and Abdominal Aorta

The aorta is the largest artery of your body, and it is a strong and sturdy vessel. In this lesson, you will learn about its downward path through the chest and abdomen and discover the organs and structures supplied by its branches.

Major Blood Vessels Leading to the Heart: Superior Vena Cava, Inferior Vena Cava & Coronary Sinus

6. Major Blood Vessels Leading to the Heart: Superior Vena Cava, Inferior Vena Cava & Coronary Sinus

In this lesson, you will learn about the main blood vessel that returns blood to the heart called the Venae Cavae. You'll also learn about its two sections: the Superior and Inferior Vena Cava. You will then discover the special drainage system for the heart called the Coronary Sinus.

Subclavian Steal Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment

7. Subclavian Steal Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment

Is it possible for blood to flow backwards in the body? In this lesson, we will learn how that occurs in subclavian steal syndrome. We will also explore symptoms and treatment associated with this disorder.

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