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Arteries differ from veins of comparable size because:
arteries possess a thicker and more muscular middle layer [tunica media].
Blood to the stomach is supplied directly by the:
celiac artery
TorF?
The coronary arteries are the first branches off the ascending aorta.
True
Which adult blood vessel would you expect to have the greatest amount of smooth muscle in its wall?
the aorta
Which of the Arteries provide blood to the cerebral arterial circle? (circle of willis)
internal carotid arteries
vertebral arteries
basilar artery
middle cerebral arteries
TorF?
The brachiocephalic artery is a branch of the ascending aorta.
True
TorF?
Venous blood from the digestive tube is collected by the hepatic portal vein.
True
TorF?
The adult coronary sinus empties into the right atrium
True
TorF?
The superior mesenteric artery supplies the descending colon
False
TorF?
The thoracic duct is the major lymph collecting vessel in the body.
True
TorF?
The cisterna chyli is located at the distal end of the thoracic duct.
True
In circulation of blood throughout the gastrointestinal tract, blood is finally collected and returned directly into the inferior vena cava through the:
hepatic portal vein.
The axillary vein is typically formed by the joining of which two veins?
brachial and basilic
Branches of the superior mesenteric artery supply the
duodenum
pancreas
transverse colon
vermiform appendix.
TorF?
Arteries are vessels that carry oxygenated blood from the heart to other organs
True
TorF?
Of the three coats in an artery wall, the tunica media usually is the thickest and consists of elastic fibers and smooth muscle fibers
True
TorF?
All veins of the systemic circulation drain into the superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, or coronary sinus.
True
TorF?

The inferior mesenteric artery and its branches supply the descending colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum
True
TorF?
The three unpaired arteries coming off the abdominal aorta are the celiac trunk, splenic and renal arteries.
True
TorF?
The coronary arteries are the only arteries coming off the ascending aorta.
True