Published On: Tue, Sep 18th, 2012

Circulatory System : List of Arteries and Veins

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Parts of the Circulatory System:

consists of Heart and Blood Vessels

Types of Blood Vessels:

Circulatory system consists of blood vessels that are of two types

  1. Arteries
  2. Veins

Generally blood vessels are described as arterial that refers to the arteries that carry the blood away from the heart or venous that refers to the veins through which the blood seeps and goes back towards the heart to get oxygenated and for repumping.

A large artery such as aorta branches into smaller arteries and these eventually divide further into the smallest blood vessels known as capillaries. These capillaries open into other capillaries which are the starting point for the return of blood into the heart.

The microscopic capillaries form a capillary bed, at the transition zone where arterial blood becomes venous blood. The returning blood moves from the capillaries to the small veins known as venules and unite to form a larger veins that returns back to the heart.

List of Arteries:

  • Common Carotid artery
  • Subclavian artery
  • Axillary artery
  • Brachial artery
  • Aorta
  • Renal artery
  • Common Iliac artery
  • Internal Iliac artery
  • External Iliac artery
  • Radial artery
  • Ulnar artery
  • Deep Femoral artery
  • Femoral artery
  • Posterior Tibial artery
  • Peroneal artery
  • Anterior Tibial artery

List of Veins:

  • External Jugular vein
  • Internal Jugular vein
  • Subclavian vein
  • Axillary vein
  • Superior venacava
  • Cephalic vein
  • Brachial vein
  • Basilic vein
  • Renal vein
  • Inferior venacava
  • Common Iliac vein
  • Internal Iliac vein
  • External Iliac vein
  • Femoral vein
  • Great (or internal) Saphenous vein
  • Popliteal vein
  • Small (or external) Saphenous vein
  • Peroneal vein
  • Anterior Tibial vein
  • Dorasl Venous Arch

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