Fantastic Voyage

Topics: Heart, Blood, Vein Pages: 4 (1398 words) Published: May 6, 2013
Hello everyone and welcome aboard our min-sub, we will be taking our tour and embarking on a “fantastic voyage”. My name is Elie and I will be your guide on this voyage. First I want to explain to everyone what they can expect on this tour. Our mini-sub is going to be put thru a miniaturization process that will make us and the sub only 8 microns long! Our journey will start by us being injected into the femoral vein of a healthy female whose name is Liz. So if everyone is ready, please sit back and relax and enjoy our voyage as we explore the many structures of the human body. Attention everyone! We have just received an alert that there is a bacterium that is invading the lower lobe of the right lung. So as we make our journey to the infected area we will observe how Liz’s body is handling this infection. As we start our journey the lateral circumflex femoral vein follows the path of the lateral circumflex femoral artery, this is one of the arteries in the leg. One clue to its location of this vein is its Latin name. The word femoral is a translated reference to thigh which is located in the upper thigh. The artery supplies oxygenated blood to the front and middle areas of the thigh, and the lateral circumflex femoral vein drains the deoxygenated blood and returns it to the lungs and heart for recirculation through the body. This vein is a branch of the superficial iliac circumflex vein. The superficial iliac divides from the deep femoral vein. The lateral circumflex femoral vein has three branches: the ascending, transverse, and descending (Health line Editorial Team, 2005-2013). As we move our way up through the vein we will pass the external iliac which is formed with the common iliac. Common iliac veins are the vessels that bring the blood to our heart. The two main veins are joined together to form the inferior vena cava. This vein is responsible for bringing deoxygenated blood from our legs as well as other lower regions of the body to the...

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