Anatomy Lab Help

  1. Does anyone have good tips on how to tell the difference between an artery, nerve, and vein in an actual cadaver?

    Thanks!
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  3. by   shortnorthstudent
    Generally arteries are deep, nerves are flat and a bit yellowy. Veins are usually, but not always smaller. They were my most difficult items on the cadavers. Not nice and color coded like on the models.
    Last edit by shortnorthstudent on Apr 8, '10
  4. by   Michaelxy
    Size...
  5. by   v98ginger
    If all are present they will be in this order "NAVEL"- nerve, artery, vein, empty space, lymphatic. Size will not always be a clue since that may change depending on the region. Hope this helps.
  6. by   kayode.balogun
    Veins are usually softer if you touch them on the cadaver. whereas arteries are bit thicker. In some cases, the veins are more superficial, but this might be displaced during dissection, or plastination.
  7. by   NICU Guy
    Quote from kayode.balogun
    Veins are usually softer if you touch them on the cadaver. whereas arteries are bit thicker. In some cases, the veins are more superficial, but this might be displaced during dissection, or plastination.
    You do realize that you are responding to a thread that is 6 yrs old and the OP has not been on the site in 4 yrs?

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