Showing posts with label Arteries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arteries. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Pulmonary Artery


We just learned about the right ventricle pumps deoxygenated blood out of the heart to get filled up with oxygen at the lungs.

The deoxygenated blood leaves the heart through the pulmonary artery and goes to the lungs in capillaries.

It might seem strange that even though it is carrying deoxygenated blood it is called an artery instead of a vein.

The reason it is called an artery is because it is bringing blood away from the heart, and veins all pump toward the heart. So after the blood gets filled with oxygen, it brings oxygenated blood back to the heart in the pulmonary vein



(from: wikipedia - pulmonary artery)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Ascending Aorta

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Arterioles


We've learned about how oxygenated blood goes all the way from your heart to your head fingers and toes.

At the very end of the trip, the arteries that are carrying the oxygenated blood split apart into smaller tubes called arterioles to bring blood to every part of your body.

(from: wikipedia - arteriole)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Stomach - Hydrochloric Acid

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Plantar and Dorsal Digital Arteries


After the metatarsal arteries of the foot, the last arteries are the digital arteries.

There are two sets, the plantar digital arteries on the bottom of the foot, and the dorsal digital arteries on the top of the foot.

(from: wikipedia - common plantar digital arteries)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Stomach - Peristalsis

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Metatarsal Arteries


We learned that the arteries on the tarsus ankle area of the foot are called the tarsal arteries

After the tarsal arteries, the oxygenated blood goes to the metatarsal arteries.
The long bones of your foot between your toes and ankle are called your metatarsal bones.

You have two sets of metatarsal arteries, the plantar metatarsal arteries on the bottom of your foot, and the dorsal metatarsal arteries on the top of your foot.



(from: wikipedia - plantar metatarsal arteries)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Stomach - Body

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tarsal Arteries


Remember that the large bones in your foot and ankle are called your tarsus.

The two main arteries that supply blood to that part of your foot are the medial tarsal artery and the lateral tarsal artery.

They are on either side of your foot by the ankle.
The medial one is on same side as your big toe is on, and the lateral one is the same side as your pinky toe.

(from: wikipedia - medial tarsal arteries)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Stomach - Fundus

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dorsalis Pedis Artery


We've learned that the plantar arteries give blood to the bottom of the foot.

For the top of the foot, right at the ankle, the tibial artery turns into the Dorsalis Pedis Artery.

You can sometimes see this artery on the top of your foot, and it goes all the way down to between your two biggest toes.


(from: wikipedia - dorsalis pedis artery)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Stomach - Cardia

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Plantar Arteries


We've learned about the fibular and tibial arteries that bring oxygenated blood down the lower leg and ankle.

Those arteries connect to the bottom of the foot where you have two plantar arteries called the medial plantar artery and lateral plantar artery.

The medial plantar artery goes along from your heel area to your big toe.
The lateral plantar artery makes a big arc from your heel, over to the outside of your foot, and then curves back toward your big toe.


(from: wikipedia - lateral plantar artery)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Esophagus

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fibular Arteries


We've learned that oxygenated blood comes through the knee in your popliteal artery, and that there are arteries called tibial arteries that go along your tibia.

The other artery in the back of your lower leg is called your fibula, and there are arteries called Fibular Arteries that go along that bone.

(from: wikipedia - fibular artery)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Uvula

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tibial arteries


We just learned about the popliteal artery that brings oxygenated blood down to through your knee.

After it goes past your knee it splits into two arteries called the tibial arteries.
The anterior tibial artery is in front, and the posterior artery is in back.


(from: wikipedia - anterior tibial artery)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Digestive System

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Popliteal Artery


After the oxygenated blood comes through the femoral artery, it goes to the popliteal artery.

This artery goes in the middle of your leg, right behind your knee.

(from: wikipedia - popliteal artery)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Epiglottis

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Femoral Artery


After the oxygenated blood comes through the abdominal aorta it splits into 10 smaller arteries.

One of those is called the iliac artery which then continues to the femoral artery.
This is a big artery that runs right down the inside of your thigh.


(from: wikipedia - femoral artery)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Pharynx

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Abdominal Aorta


We just learned about the thoracic aorta.

Next stop for oxygenated blood in the arteries is the abdominal aorta.

The abdominal artery brings blood to your stomach, intestines and other parts of your digestive system.
It also brings blood to your stomach and back muscles.

(from: wikipedia - abdominal aorta)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Adam's Apple

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Thoracic Aorta


We've learned how the oxygenated blood comes down the descending aorta.

Next up is the thoracic aorta, which is behind your chest area.

(from: wikipedia - thoracic aorta)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Vocal Cords

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Descending Aorta


We've learned how the oxygenated blood leaves the heart at the ascending aorta, then at the aortic arch it branches off to the carotid artery and subclavian artery.

After the aortic arch, the aorta turns downward and that is called the descending aorta.

(from: wikipedia - descending aorta)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Larynx

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Palmar Digital Arteries


We know that the ulnar and radial arteries in the forearm lead to the palmar arch arteries in the palm of the hand.

After that the arteries go into the palmar digital arteries.
There are two palmar digital arteries, the common and proper.


(from: wikipedia - proper palmar digital arteries)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Blood Air Barrier

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Palmar Arch


We know that the subclavian artery in the chest goes to the axillary artery in the armpit and then the brachial artery in the upper arm, then the ulnar and radial arteries in the forearm.

After that the radial and ulnar arteries go to the deep palmar arch and the superficial palmar arch which both bring blood to your hand.

(from: wikipedia - superficial palmar arch)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Alveoli

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Radial & Ulnar arteries


We know that the subclavian artery in the chest goes to the axillary artery in the armpit and then the brachial artery in the upper arm.

After that it goes further down the arm, and splits into two arteries: the ulnar and radial arteries.

These arteries go right along the radius and ulna bones in the forearm.

The radial artery is the one that ends up at your wrist right by your thumb, where you can feel your pulse.

(from: wikipedia - radial artery)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: bronchioles

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Brachial Artery


We know that the subclavian artery brings oxygenated blood from the heart toward the arm, and then continues on to turn into the axillary artery.

After that it goes down the arm between your biceps and triceps and is called the brachial artery.



(from: wikipedia - )


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Bronchi

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Axillary artery


We know that the subclavian artery brings oxygenated blood from the heart toward the arm, and splits into some other arteries like the vertebral artery, internal thoracic artery and the dorsal scapular artery.

After those other arteries split off from the subclavian artery, it keeps going and turns into the axillary artery.
This brings blood to parts of the chest, the armpit and the upper arm.


(from: wikipedia - axillary artery)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Trachea

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dorsal Scapular Artery


We've learned about the oxygenated blood in the subclavian artery,
and how it branches into the vertebral artery to give blood to your brain, and the internal thoracic artery to give blood to your chest.

Another branch of the subclavian artery is called the dorsal scapular artery.
This artery brings blood to the muscles in your back.


(from: wikipedia - dorsal scapular artery)


Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Lungs