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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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