Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ... Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...
Categories: Veins | Abdomen The circulatory system or cardiovascular system is the organ system which circulates blood around the body of most animals. ... The heart and lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) The heart (Latin cor) is a hollow, muscular organ that pumps blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. ... The largest artery in the human body, the aorta originates from the left ventricle of the heart and brings oxygenated blood to all parts of the body in the systemic circulation. ... Section of an artery An artery or arterial is also a class of highway. ... An arteriole is a blood vessel that extends and branches out from an artery and leads to capillaries. ... Capillaries are the smallest of a bodys blood vessels, measuring 5-10 Î¼m. ... A venule is a small blood vessel that allows blood to return from the capillary beds to the larger blood vessels called veins. ... In biology, a vein is a blood vessel which returns blood from the microvasculature to the heart. ... The superior and inferior venae cavae are the veins that return the blood from the body into the heart. ... The pulmonary arteries carry blood from the heart to the lungs. ... The heart with relation to the lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) This x-ray of the human chest shows the lungs as dark regions The lung is an organ belonging to the respiratory system and interfacing to the circulatory system of air-breathing vertebrates. ... The pulmonary veins carry blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart. ... Red blood cells (erythrocytes) are present in the blood and help carry oxygen to the rest of the cells in the body Blood is a circulating tissue composed of fluid plasma and cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets). ...
It is formed by the superior mesenteric vein and splenicvein.
The portal vein is the largest vein in the human body draining blood from the digestive system and its associated glands.
Increased blood pressure in the portal vein, portal hypertension, occurs in liver disease (mainly cirrhosis), and may lead to various complications (ascites, esophageal varices, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis).
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