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Thursday, August 02, 2018

The Wiz's Quiz! You're so vein...

You're so vein
For the purposes of this quiz, you are a vein. These questions will show how much you know about yourself, your structure and your job. Have fun - it won't be in "vein"!

1. As a vein, you are a special blood vessel. You have an important job to do. What sort of blood do most veins carry?

oxygenated blood/to the heart
oxygenated blood/away from the heart
deoxygenated blood/away from the heart
deoxygenated blood/to the heart

2. Only two veins carry blood which has a different oxygen concentration than the other veins. Which of these veins are the 'nonconformists'?

the pulmonary and umbilical veins
the aorta and the basilic vein
the cephalic vein and the jugular vein
the big vein and the little vein

3. As a vein, you are circulating (get it?) at a party, and some flirt walks up to you and says, "show me your tunica intima, baby!" What does he want you to show him?

The veins that carry blood from the private parts
The innermost of your three layers
The opening of the vein
The top layer of the vein

4. You are an average-sized vein, and that's OK. You wouldn't want to be one of those conceited bigger veins. And you definitely wouldn't want to be one of the two largest veins in the body. Which two veins am I talking about?

the anterior and posterior radius
the superior and inferior vena cava
the right and left carotid veins
the aorta and the aneurysm

5. How do you and the other veins (especially the ones in the legs and feet) get the blood to flow back to the heart?

The capillaries actually take the blood back to the heart
There are valves in the veins
One vein attaches to several other veins in order to share the job
The veins don't do anything. The blood goes upward by itself

6. You are a vein, and someone just called you superficial! You were upset at first, but then you remembered that "superficial" is a specific type of vein. What is a superficial vein?

A very fragile vein
A vein in the head or neck
A vein in the front of the body
A vein that's near the surface of the body

7. This may seem like an impertinent question, but - speaking as a vein: what color are you?

I am red
I am green
I am translucent
I am blue

8. You are a deep vein, which means you are located deep inside your body's calf muscle. When you woke up this morning, you realized you are blocked by a clot. This is a big problem. What problem does your human have?

DVT - (deep vein thrombosis)
Deepening Disease
Eructation Syndrome

9. If your human's doctor wanted to take blood out of you, (or any of your fellow veins) in order to get information about the health of your body, what hospital staff person would be likely to get your blood?

A pharyngologist
A physiatrist
A phlebotomist
A phrenologist

10. You are a smart vein, and you paid attention in Vein School. So you know the name of the specific chamber of the heart where your deoxygenated blood will eventually arrive. Which part is it?

The left ventricle
The Purkinje fibers
The aorta
The right atrium

1. deoxygenated blood/to the heart
The body uses oxygenated blood to help the organs operate. When the organs use the oxygen, the blood is sent back to get more oxygen - and the cycle begins again. The veins carry deoxygenated blood to the heart, to be replenished.

2. the pulmonary and umbilical veins
The pulmonary vein gets oxygenated blood from the lungs, and brings it to the left atrium. The umbilical vein takes oxygenated blood from the mother's placenta and brings it to a growing baby.

3. The innermost of your three layers
The outer layer of a vein is the tunica adventitia. It is made of connective tissue. The middle layer is the tunica media, and it is made of smooth muscle. The tunica intima is a lining of endothelial cells.

4. the superior and inferior vena cava
Vena cava means "hollow veins" in Latin. The superior vena cava brings blood from the top half of the body to the right atrium of the heart. The inferior vena cava brings blood from the lower half.

5. There are valves in the veins
The valves not only push the veins up toward the heart, but when they close they prevent the blood from flowing back downward.

6. A vein that's near the surface of the body
The superficial veins don't have corresponding arteries. The deep veins are deep inside the body and are connected to arteries by a network of capillaries. The superficial veins are connected to the deep veins by communicating (or perforator) veins.

7. I am translucent
The color seen in a vein is the color of the blood inside it. That means deoxygenated blood is usually dark red, but if enough fatty tissue covers the vein, the blood appears to be blue.

8. DVT - (deep vein thrombosis)
DVT is a very serious condition. It can lead to a pulmonary embolism (a clot that goes to, and lodges in the lung. It could also lead to chronic venous insufficiency (a condition that means the veins are just not strong enough to do a complete job of returning the blood to the lungs).

9. A phlebotomist Although the training for a phlebotomist is relatively short, it is a very valuable part of the health care team. Nurses, doctors and other members of the health care team can draw blood, but the phlebotomist is specifically trained for that task.

10. The right atrium
The heart has four main chambers: the right and left atria, and the right and left ventricles. The deoxygenated blood arrives in the right atrium, into the right ventricle and then up to the lungs to get oxygen. The newly oxygenated blood goes into the left atrium, and into the left ventricle. It is then pumped out of the heart and out into the circulatory system.

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