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What are some good diagrams of veins and arteries?

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There are a variety of diagrammatic representations of the human cardiovascular system depicting major and minor arteries and veins that are available in human anatomy textbooks. On the Internet, Healthline and InnerBody offer interactive diagrams of the arterial and venous systems, available as 2-D or 3-D diagrams.

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Body maps are multilayer anatomical diagrams of the human body that show the skin, muscles, nerves, arteries and veins, and the skeletal structure of various parts of the body, as seen on Healthline. These diagrams permit users to view the major veins and arteries of the entire body or individual body parts with a searchable index of body parts and an optional 360-degree view. InnerBody diagrams are two-dimensional and three-dimensional representations of the vascular system. These diagrams are accompanied by detailed notes about the anatomy and physiology of the arteries and veins displayed, according to InnerBody.

The Texas Heart Institute Heart Information Center offers detailed diagrams of the entire cardiovascular and circulatory system that detail the vascular structure of the head, arms, legs, heart and torso. Other sources of good diagrams of the arteries and veins include Dr. Uzwiak's anatomy and physiology course page at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and surveillance, epidemiology and end results, or SEER, training modules from the National Cancer Institute.

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