The blood vessels in humans include:
- Arteries. Aorta (the largest artery, carries blood out of the heart)
- Capillaries (the smallest blood vessels)
- Veins. Large collecting vessels, such as the subclavian vein, the jugular vein, the renal vein and the iliac vein.
Then, which blood vessels supply blood to the head?
Blood is supplied to the brain, face, and scalp via two major sets of vessels: the right and left common carotid arteries and the right and left vertebral arteries. The common carotid arteries have two divisions. The external carotid arteries supply the face and scalp with blood.
Which main arteries carry blood to the head?
The brain receives blood from two sources: the internal carotid arteries, which arise at the point in the neck where the common carotid arteries bifurcate, and the vertebral arteries (Figure 1.20). The internal carotid arteries branch to form two major cerebral arteries, the anterior and middle cerebral arteries.
What is the name of the blood vessels that carry blood to and from the lungs?
1. The pulmonary artery carries blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs to pick up a fresh supply of oxygen. 2. The aorta is the main artery that carries oxygen-rich blood from the left side of the heart to the body.