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Answered 2014-07-02 19:45:51

The scientific name for veins that are close to the surface is superficial veins. These are the veins you can see under your skin.

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Superficial vein is a term used to describe a vein that is close to the surface of the body. It is used to differentiate veins that are close to the surface from veins that are far from the surface, known as deep veins. Superficial veins are important physiologically for cooling of the body. When the body is too hot the body shunts blood from the deep veins to the superficial veins, to facilitate heat transfer to the surroundings. Superficial veins can be seen under the skin.

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Veins tend to be more superficial, meaning they lie closer to the surface of the skin. Arteries usually, but not always, run deeper in the tissue than veins.

Why are arteries found deep within the body and veins are found closer to the surface?

Arteries are not close to the surface in most places on the body because they need to be protected. But there are many places, called endangerment sites, where they are close to the surface, so health care workers need to be cautious when working in these areas. Usually, in most place on the body arteries and veins are close together, so are nerves.

What causes the veins in your hand to become more visible?

The veins are closer to the surface.

Why are the viens close to the leg surface more vulnerable to varicose veins?

Varicose veins are caused by a defect in the valves directing one way flow inside the veins. When the valves are not functioning correctly, the blood backs up into the surface (superficial) veins and presents as varicosities. The reason that it is more likely to occur in the legs is that there is a greater fluid pressure caused by gravity's effect on the column of blood within your body.

What is the medical term meaning a structure located close to the surface or skin?

You can call it Superficial

What kinds of varicose veins are there?

Following are varicose veins found in the body.* Trunk varicose veins – These are near to the surface of the skin and are thick and knobbly* Reticular varicose veins – these are red and sometimes grouped close together in a network.* Telangiectasia varicose veins – also known as thread veins or spider veins, these are small clusters of blue or red veinsIf you want more information related to varicose veins do visit Endovascular Experts.

Why are the veins in your hand swollen?

close to the skin surface and the skin is thinner/ less fat. Very normal unless more prominent than normal.

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There are three types of veins, superficial veins that are just beneath the surface of the skin, deep veins that are large blood vessels found deep inside muscles, and perforator veins that connect the superficial veins to the deep veins.

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Varicose veins, swollen tortuous veins, are called varices in medical terms.

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A cactus is a dicot, meaning it has a taproot. Dicots have netlike veins, therefore cacti have netlike veins.

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For the record I am not a doctor; however, I do believe that a superficial cut is considered a surface cut meaning a minor cut not serious. For instance, a cut on your finger from a knife that is not deep without any veins, tendons, or bone cut is a superficial cut. A superficial cut is a non emergency cut one that is close to the surface of the skin. Save

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Varicose Veins.

Why can you see your veins through your skin?

becouse you can they are close up :)

Why do the veins pop out so much on your arms and legs?

The veins in arms and legs are closer to skin surface,some people have more prominent visable veins than others.

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