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UNIT FOUR
15.9
LIFE-SPAN CHANGES
The years take a toll on the cardiovascular system. Signs of
cardiovascular disease may appear long before symptoms
arise. Autopsies of soldiers killed in the Korean and Vietnam
Wars, for example, revealed signiF cant plaque buildup in
the arterial walls of otherwise healthy young men. Incidence
PRACTICE
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Name the veins that return blood to the right atrium.
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Which major veins drain blood from the head? From the upper
limbs? From the abdominal viscera? From the lower limbs?
Fibular vv.
Medial plantar vv.
Small saphenous v.
Lateral plantar vv.
Dorsalis pedis v.
Popliteal v.
Great saphenous v.
Femoral v.
Internal
iliac v.
Right common
iliac v.
External iliac v.
Inferior
vena cava
Anterior tibial vv.
Posterior tibial vv.
Anterior view
Posterior view
FIGURE 15.57
The major veins of the lower limb and pelvis. (
v.
stands for vein,
vv.
stands for veins.)
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