Studying Veins & Arteries HELP!

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    Our lab manual has really awful pictures of the veins and arteries of the body. Our textbook has diagrams, but I don't know how to study for them. I can't seem to find any blank diagrams to practice labeling. How did you all study for your practical on veins & arteries? Thanks. I'd like to get started studying ASAP, just don't even know where to begin.
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    Go to the library (or a used bookstore - can be online or off) and see if they have an edition of Marieb's full version of Anatomy & Physiology textbook. For the 7th edition, pages 744-766 are excellent - its how I learned them. There is realistic, in-the-body-type images, as well as clear, broken down diagrams of where the blood goes (for both arteries & veins). Use tiny post-its to cover up the labels and label away. Another good thing is to learn the diagrams & images and then test yourself by drawing them out on a write & wipe board. Thats another thing I did and it worked well. Good luck!!
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    veins have valves; arteries do not. Arteries are deep and have larger lumens than veins do.
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    For my anatomy class, we only needed to know the major arteries (jugular, carotid, etc.) and veins. Ask your teacher on what he/she wants you to know because there are a s-load of arteries/veins.
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    This may seem silly but there are coloring books out there with blanks so you can label different parts of the body. The coloring and naming helps you remember where in the body everything is.
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    thanks guys, we have to know most of the major veins and arteries...we have a giant list of at least 30 of each! so it's a lot to memorize. my textbook has good pictures with labeled diagrams (marieb newest edition), but i want blank ones so i can practice. any websites to practice with?
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    Quote from mrsb04
    thanks guys, we have to know most of the major veins and arteries...we have a giant list of at least 30 of each! so it's a lot to memorize. my textbook has good pictures with labeled diagrams (marieb newest edition), but i want blank ones so i can practice. any websites to practice with?
    My class uses Marieb 8th edition also. It came with a CD and it has a registration code to their website. The website is a God send. Do the activities there and you'll get it. Also, the website has links to other helpful sites for that specific chapter.
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    i use the connect the stick method: have a list from largest to smallest blood vessels - keep on writing them over and over again - sometime i filled out sheets where i may have two or three out of a series of 6-8 and had blanks - keep on filling in those blanks with the names that you need to know...


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