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Venous valve, artwork

Venous valve, artwork

C010/9621

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Credit

FRANCIS LEROY, BIOCOSMOS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY FRANCIS LEROY, BIOCOSMOS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Venous valve. Artwork showing the anatomy of a vein. Veins carry deoxygenated blood from the body to the heart and lungs. Within hte lumen of the vein are venous valves, one-way flaps that prevent blood from flowing back along the vein. They are constructed by infoldings of the tunica intima, the innermost layer of the vein wall.

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