Chapter 19
The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels
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(d) Distribution of the superior and inferior mesenteric arteries.
The transverse colon has been pulled superiorly.
Celiac trunk
Transverse colon
Inferior mesenteric
artery
Aorta
Descending colon
Sigmoid colon
Rectum
Superior mesenteric
artery
Ascending colon
Ileum
Right common iliac artery
Appendix
Cecum
Branches of the inferior
mesenteric artery
Left colic artery
Sigmoidal arteries
Superior rectal artery
Branches of the superior
mesenteric artery
Middle colic artery
Intestinal arteries
Right colic artery
Ileocolic artery
Check Your Understanding
15.
Which paired artery supplies most of the tissues of the head
except for the brain and orbits?
16.
Name the arterial anastomosis at the base of the cerebrum.
17.
Name the four unpaired arteries that emerge from the
abdominal aorta.
For answers, see Appendix H.
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Table 19.7
Figure 19.24
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