Systemic Veins. Structure of the Veins. Functions of the Veins

Systemic Veins. Structure of the Veins. Functions of the Veins

Systemic Veins Whereas most arteries are located in protected and rather deep areas of the body, many of the principal systemic veins are found near the surface (Fig. 11-8). The most important of the superficial veins are in the extremities, and include the following:* The veins on the back of the hand and at the front of the elbow. Those at the elbow are often used for drawing blood for test purposes, as well as for intravenous injections. The largest of this group of veins are the cephalic, the basilic, and the median cubital veins.* The saphenous veins of the lower extremities, which are the body’s longest veins. The great saphenous vein begins in the foot and extends up the medial side of the leg, the knee, and the thigh. It finally empties into the femoral vein near the groin.     The deep veins tend to parallel arteries and usually have the same names as the corresponding arteries. Examples of these include the femoral and the external and internal iliac vessels of the...
Прочети цялата публикация

Коментари

Tози сайт използва "Бисквитки". Научи повече Приемам

Моля, запознайте се с нашите Общи условия и Политика за поверителност