About 1687 results found for 'blood'
- Tunica Intima
anatomy The innermost coat of blood vessels, consisting of a thin lining of endothelial cells longitudinally oriented and continuous with the ...
- Tunica Media
anatomy The middle coat of blood vessel walls, composed principally of thin, cylindrical, smooth muscle cells and elastic tissue. It accounts for the ...
- Umbilical Arteries
anatomy Specialized arterial vessels in the umbilical cord. They carry waste and deoxygenated blood from the FETUS to the mother via the PLACENTA. In ...
- Umbilical Cord
anatomy The flexible rope-like structure that connects a developing FETUS to the PLACENTA in mammals. The cord contains blood vessels which carry ...
- Umbilical Veins
anatomy Venous vessels in the umbilical cord. They carry oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood from the mother to the FETUS via the PLACENTA. In humans, ...
- Uterine Artery
anatomy A branch arising from the internal iliac artery in females, that supplies blood to the uterus.
- Vasa Nervorum
anatomy Blood vessels supplying the nerves.
- Vasa Vasorum
anatomy Nutrient blood vessels which supply the walls of large arteries or veins.
- Vasomotor System
anatomy The neural systems which act on VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE to control blood vessel diameter. The major neural control is through the sympathetic ...
anatomy The vessels carrying blood away from the capillary beds.
- Vena Cava, Inferior
anatomy The venous trunk which receives blood from the lower extremities and from the pelvic and abdominal organs.
- Vena Cava, Superior
anatomy The venous trunk which returns blood from the head, neck, upper extremities and chest.
- Venous Valves
anatomy Flaps within the VEINS that allow the blood to flow only in one direction. They are usually in the medium size veins that carry ...
anatomy The minute vessels that collect blood from the capillary plexuses and join together to form veins.
- Vestibular Aqueduct
anatomy A small bony canal linking the vestibule of the inner ear to the posterior part of the internal surface of the petrous TEMPORAL BONE. It transmits the ...