tips on learning veins and arteries

  1. Does anyone have any good tips on how to learn all these veins and arteries. It is very confusing on what empties into what, what branches from what, what direction they flow. Please help.

    Also any good tips on learning the heart.
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  3. by   janleb
    You will notice that the names of veins and arteries are mostly the same. pay attention to the names of the veins and arteries, this is where medical term comes in handy. ex. hepatic veins hepato means liver. ect. axillary(the arm pit). Another help don't look at the whole picture, trace the arteries of the arm and then the veins. I have always started with extremities when learning veins, muscle, bones. ect.... Look for things that are different(they tend to stick out in your mind.) ex compare the subclavian vein to the R&L Subclavian Arteries. drawing lines on paper and connecting them over and over helps. The heart first know the anatomy, Then take the blood coming in from the Superior and inferior vena cava(poorly oxygenated) so therefore it has to go into the pulmonary circulation and exchange co2 with O2. You will notice the Left Ventricle is more muscular. Pulmonary v to the LA to the LV to the Aorta ect......Eventually be able to stand in front of a mirror and recite the circulation through the heart I hope this helps need any other tips I am full of them Janice lebjan@excite.com

    Originally posted by KarenH:
    Does anyone have any good tips on how to learn all these veins and arteries. It is very confusing on what empties into what, what branches from what, what direction they flow. Please help.

    Also any good tips on learning the heart.

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