The main difference between arterial and venous bleeding is the point of origin. UCSB ScienceLine explains that arterial bleeding originates from the damaged arteries while venous bleeding means losing the blood from the... More »

In the strictest sense, blood that is being carried toward the heart is venous, while blood being carried away from the heart is arterial, according to Dictionary.com. However, with the exception of the blood carried by ... More »

Dark-colored blood, called venous blood, is dark because it has become deoxygenated after having traveled through the body before returning to the heart drained of oxygen. Blood leaving the heart, called arterial blood, ... More »

In the strictest sense, blood that is being carried toward the heart is venous, while blood being carried away from the heart is arterial, according to Dictionary.com. However, with the exception of the blood carried by ... More »

Venous return is affected by several factors including muscle contraction, respiratory activity and gravity. Decreased venous compliance and vena cava compression also influence venous return. Other factors include valve... More »

Lymph flow is highly dependent on the contraction of skeletal muscles and pressure alterations during breathing. Similarly, venous blood flow relies on breathing movements and contraction of skeletal muscles, "Hole’s Hum... More »

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Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder caused by a X-linked recessive inheritance, states the National Institute of Health. This disorder is passed down from female carriers who have a mutated gene on an X-chromosome. There a... More »