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Arterial Disorders: Characteristics and Causes of Arterial Disorders

len Alfred Ajibola - Wed, 29th January, 2020 @ 22:02: PM

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_____ cells are responsible for the formation of osteoblasts.

  • A. Osteocytes
  • B. Chondrocytes
  • C. Chondroblasts
  • D. Osteoclasts
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  • B. Scapula
  • C. Patella
  • D. Radius
  • E. Sternum
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Which of the following is false concerning cartilages and bones?

  • A. Cartilage does not have a direct blood supply while bones have direct blood supply
  • B. The process of ossification replaces a cartilage to bone
  • C. The protein that makes up cartilage is called chondrin while that that makes up bone is called ossein
  • D. Cartilage grows from both ends while bones grow from one of its epiphysis
  • E. They both have living cells within them
  • F. Haversian system is absent in cartilage but present in bones

A diagram showing the movement of energy through a food chain is called a _____.

  • A. Food Chain
  • B. Food Web
  • C. Food Energy
  • D. Food Link
  • E. Food Flow
  • F. Food Pyramid

Which of the following is NOT a part of the wrist bones (or carpal bones)?

  • A. Cuboid
  • B. Scaphoid
  • C. Hamate
  • D. Triquetral
  • E. Pisiform
  • F. Trapezium

The statements below are true concerning arteries except _____.

  • A. The arterial wall has 4 layers

  • B. Tunica Adventitia is the outermost layer of an artery

  • C. Aorta is the largest artery in the human body

  • D. Pulmunary artery conveys deoxygenated blood

  • E. Internal bleeding will occur when a deeply located artery is broken

  • F. Arterial vascular disorders are worsened in people with diabetes and renal failure

The following statements are true concerning blood vessels except _____.

  • A. They are comprised of arteries, veins and capillaries

  • B. Problems associated with blood vessels are called vascular disorders

  • C. All veins carry blood towards the heart

  • D. Capillaries are found at cellular level

  • E. Arteries usually divide to form arterioles

  • F. Arterioles give rise to capillaries

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The above diagram shows a _____.

  • A. Food Chain

  • B. Food Web

  • C. Food Flow

  • D. Food Energy

  • E. Food Pyramid

  • F. Food Hierarchy

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What are Arterial Disorders?

Arterial disorders refers to any clinical condition associated with the anatomy (structure) or physiology (function) of an artery. These clinical conditions will comprise of the following features or characteristics:

  1. Compression: When the vessels become flat.

  2. Occlusion: When the vessels are blocked.

  3. Tumors and Malformations: When there are unusual growths in the vessels. A vessel may also be deformed.

  4. Spasms: Narrowing of the blood vessels.

  5. Traumatic: It usually occurs after an injury.

Note: The above features are associated with vascular and arterial disorders:

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Causes of Arterial Disorders

Below are some conditions that are attributed to vascular disorders:

1. Atherosclerosis

Arteriosclerosis typically occurs when there is an accumulation of cholesterol which eventually forms plaques in the wall of arteries. This is shown in the diagram below:
Arteriosclerosis - Len Academy

Cardiac arrest will result from atherosclerosis in the arteries of the heart while stoke will result from those around the brain.

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2. Arterial Stenosis

This is the narrowing of the arteries. It may result from atherosclerosis and can also lead to heart attack and stroke, especially when the arteries around the heart and brain are involved.

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3. Cerebrovascular Thrombosis

Cerebrovascular thrombosis is a major cause of stroke in humans. It occurs when a blood clot appears inside an artery that supplies blood to the brain.

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4. Vasculitis (Arteritis)

Vasculitis occurs when there is an inflammation of one or more arteries. They usually result from hyper-activity of the immune system; and will often present some pigmentations around the affected skin. This is shown in the image below:
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5. Myocardial Infarction

This is synonymous to heart attack. It results when there is a sudden blood clot in one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart.

 

6. Aneurysms

Aneurysms refers to a weakness in the arterial wall. This weakness may be seen as a soft, painless swelling within the wall of the artery. This may also results into the formation of blood clots within such artery.

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7. Raynaud’s disease

In raynaud’s disease, the arteries around the finger regions becomes narrower. As a result, the fingers may become whitish in color.
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Wounds around the fingers will heal slowly as a result of poor blood flow from the narrowing of the arteries.

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