Showing posts with label Veins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Veins. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Jugular Vein


We just learned about the Digital Veins that bring deoxygenated blood back from the fingers toward the heart.
So we've now learned about all the veins of the legs and the arms.

There is a big vein in the neck called the jugular vein, that brings deoxygenated blood back from the head toward the heart.

There are two jugular veins, the external and internal. The internal one is more inside the middle of the neck, and the external one is more toward the outside of the neck.

You can feel your pulse in the jugular vein in your neck.

After the jugular there are about 50 other small veins that connect to the brain, eyes, ears, mouth and every part of your body.


(from: wikipedia - external jugular vein)


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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Digital Veins


We just learned about the Superficial Palmar Venous Arch.

The veins in the fingers are called the digital veins.

(from: wikipedia - palmar digital veins)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Superficial Palmar Venous Arch


We just learned about the Dorsal Venous Network of the Hand

The veins on the bottom or palm side of your hand are called the Superficial Palmar Venous Arch.

These veins are much smaller and can't really be seen from the skin, but they are right up along the arteries in the palm.

(from: wikipedia - superficial palmar venous arch)


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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Dorsal Venous Network of the Hand


We just learned about the Radial and Ulnar Veins in the forearm and wrist that bring deoxygenated blood back toward the heart.

There are veins on the top or back of your hand, called the dorsal side, that stick out a lot, and are sometimes used by doctors when they need to put a needle into your veins.

These large veins are called the dorsal venous network of the hand.

The word dorsal means top, like the dorsal fin on top of a dolphin's back, so the dorsal veins are on the top or back of your hand.
The palmar veins are by the palm of your hand.


(from: wikipedia - dorsal venous network of hand)


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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Radial and Ulnar veins


We just learned about the median cubital vein in your elbow.

The veins below that are the radial and ulnar veins that bring deoxygenated blood from your wrist and forearm, back toward your heart.

The radial vein is the vein in your wrist by your thumb where doctors will sometimes feel your pulse.


(from: wikipedia - ulnar veins)


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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Median Cubital Vein


We just learned about the Axillary, Cephalic and Brachial veins in the upper arm.

There is a very important vein in the elbow area called the median cubital vein.

This vein brings blood through the elbow area and back up the arm toward the heart.

When doctors have to put medicine into your blood, or if they have to take a sample of your blood to test for something, they usually poke a needle into your median cubital vein.

This is because it is a very large vein, and very close to the top of your skin so it is easy to see and find.

(from: wikipedia - median cubital vein)


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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Axillary, Cephalic, Brachial veins


We just learned about how the subclavian veins bring deoxygenated blood back toward the heart.

Those veins are connected to three smaller veins from the upper arm and shoulder area.
The axillary vein, cephalic vein, and brachial veins.

The cephalic vein goes up over the top of your deltoid shoulder muscle.
The axillary vein goes under your arm in your armpit.
The brachial veins are smaller veins connected to the axillary vein, that go off toward your bicep muscle.

(from: wikipedia - axillary vein)


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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Subclavian Vein


We just learned about the superior vena cava vein that brings deoxygenated blood into the heart from above the heart.

That vein is connected to the left and right subclavian veins which go across the chest.
One goes to the left, and one goes to the right.

These veins bring deoxygenated blood from the chest area to go back to the heart.


(from: wikipedia - subclavian vein)


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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Superior Vena Cava


We just learned that the inferior vena cava vein brings deoxygenated blood back from the lower part of the body to the heart.

There is another large vein called the superior vena cava that brings deoxygenated blood down from the head area toward the heart.

When you're talking about the human body, superior means above, and inferior means below.


(from: wikipedia - superior vena cava)


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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Inferior Venae Cavae


We just learned that the iliac veins bring deoxygenated blood from the pelvis area back toward the heart.

Next the blood goes into a large vein called the inferior venae cavae.
This vein goes all the way up to the heart and drops off the deoxygenated blood.

(from: wikipedia - inferior venae cavae)


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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Iliac Veins


We've now learned about all of the veins that come up from the foot and up the leg.

The Plantar and Dorsal digital veins in the toes go up to the Metatarsal Veins and Dorsal venous arch in the foot.
The Great Saphenous Vein goes all the way from the ankle up to the pelvis.
The Small Saphenous Vein goes from the ankle up to the Tibial and Fibular veins in the lower leg, to the Popliteal Vein in the knee, and then the Femoral Vein in the thigh.

All of those veins bring deoxygenated blood from the toes up and out of the legs.

After the legs, the blood goes to the iliac veins in the pelvis area right above the legs.

(from: wikipedia - external iliac vein)


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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Femoral Vein


We just learned about the Popliteal Vein that brings deoxygenated blood from the knee area back toward the heart.

After the popliteal vein, the blood goes into the femoral vein in the thigh by the femur bone.
This brings blood up through your thigh to your hip area.


(from: wikipedia - femoral vein)


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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Popliteal Vein


We just learned about the Fibular Vein which brings deoxygenated blood from the lower leg up to the upper leg.

Another vein that is in the knee area is called the popliteal vein.


(from: wikipedia - popliteal vein)


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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fibular Vein


We just learned about the tibial vein that brings deoxygenated blood back to the heart.

Another vein in the lower leg right next to the tibial vein is the fibular vein, sometimes called the peroneal vein.

(from: wikipedia - fibular artery)


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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tibial Veins


We just learned about the small saphenous vein.

Some other veins that brings deoxygenated blood back toward the heart are the tibial veins.

There are two types of tibial veins, anterior and posterior.
The word anterior means in the front, and posterior means in the back.
So the anterior tibial veins are in the front part of your leg by your tibia bone, and the posterior tibial veins are in the back part of your leg by your tibia bone.

(from: wikipedia - posterior tibial vein)


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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Small Saphenous Vein


We just learned about the great saphenous vein that brings deoxygenated blood from the foot up the leg toward the heart.

Another big vein in the foot and leg is the small saphenous vein.

Even though it's name says small, the vein is very big.
It goes from the outside of your foot, then up behind your ankle and up the back of your leg.

(from: wikipedia - small saphenous vein)


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Great Saphenous Vein


We just learned about the Dorsal Venous Arch that helps bring deoxygenated blood from the foot toward the heart.

That vein connects to another very big vein called the Great Saphenous Vein.

This vein goes all the way from your foot up your leg to your hip.
It is the longest vein in the human body.


(from: wikipedia - great saphenous vein)


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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Dorsal venous arch


Another vein on your foot that brings deoxygenated blood back to your heart is called the dorsal venous arch.

This vein is on the top of your foot, going across from the left to the right.
Sometimes you can see this vein puffed up a little on top of the foot. It looks like a blue colored tube under your skin.

(from: wikipedia - dorsal venous arch of the foot)


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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Metatarsal Veins


We just learned about the digital veins in the foot that bring used up deoxygenated blood from the toes back toward the heart.

After the digital veins, the blood goes to the metatarsal veins.

There are two, the dorsal and plantar.
Dorsal is on the top of your foot, like the dorsal fin is on the top of a dolphin's back.
And plantar is on the bottom, like when you stomp your foot sometimes that is called planting your foot.


(from: wikipedia - plantar metatarsal veins)


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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Plantar and Dorsal digital veins


So we know that the arteries bring the oxygenated blood from the heart all the way to the toes.
And the veins take the oxygenated blood from the toes and bring it back to the heart.

The arteries in the foot we learned about were the Plantar and Dorsal Digital Arteries

Just like you might guess, the veins are called Plantar and Dorsal Digital Veins.

(from: wikipedia - dorsal digital veins of the foot)


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