The Common vein Copyright 2012
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The arteries are part of the bridging system that connect the parts of the body that enable the “whole” to function.
Specifically they are the conduits that deliver blood to the organs from the heart.
There are two separate arterial systems in the body
The systemic arterial system
The pulmonary arterial system
|32687b02.15k.8s This diagram shows the right ventricle and lobar pulmonary arteries in blue and the left ventricle and aorta in red. Note that the lobar pulmonary arteries have the same irregular dichotomous branching pattern as the lobar bronchi and give 3 major branches to the right lung (RUL, RML and RLL arteries) and two to the left (LUL and LLL pulmonary arteries). As you will see and learn later, even the position and direction of the main pulmonary arteries in relation to the main stem bronchi are asymmetrical. Courtesy Ashley Davidoff MD 32687b02.15k.8s Davidoff art|
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