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The Hallways (Vessels)

There are 2 big and 4 small entering hallways:

  • The Superior Venacava is the big hallway (vessel) that brings blood back from the head and top part of the body.
  • The Inferior Venacava is the big hallway (vessel) that brings blood back from the lower part of the body.
  • The 4 Pulmonary Veins are the smaller hallways that collect blood from the lungs and sends it to the left atrium.

There are 2 big exiting hallways:

  • The Aorta sends blood to the whole body.
  • The Pulmonary Artery sends blood to the lungs.

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P. O. Box 10066 McLean, VA 22102

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