The Arterial Circle Of Willis Quiz

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The Arterial Circle Of Willis Quiz - Quiz

The arterial circle of Willis is a circulatory anastomosis that is responsible for supplying blood to the blood the brain and the whole body system. Did you know it was named after the English physician Thomas Willis? We're curious to know just how much you know about it. Give this quiz a try and test your knowledge in a fun way. All the questions in the quiz are compulsory, so please attempt them well. The quiz can help you learn better about human anatomy; isn't it fun? Good Luck!


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  • 1. 

    What does number 1 point to?

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    The number 1 is pointing to the anterior cerebral artery.

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  • 2. 

    What does number 2 point to?

    Explanation
    Number 2 refers to the anterior communicating artery. This artery is a vital part of the circle of Willis, which is a network of blood vessels in the brain that helps to ensure proper blood supply. The anterior communicating artery connects the two anterior cerebral arteries, allowing for communication and blood flow between the two hemispheres of the brain.

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  • 3. 

    What does number 3 point to?

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    Number 3 is pointing to the internal carotid artery. The internal carotid artery is a major blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain, eyes, and other structures in the head and neck. It is one of the two main branches of the common carotid artery, with the other branch being the external carotid artery. The internal carotid artery plays a crucial role in providing oxygenated blood to the brain, and any blockages or abnormalities in this artery can lead to serious health issues, such as strokes or vision problems.

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    What does number 5 point to?

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    Number 5 in this context refers to the posterior communicating artery. The posterior communicating artery is a small blood vessel that connects the posterior cerebral artery to the middle cerebral artery. It plays a crucial role in the blood supply to the brain, specifically in the communication between the anterior and posterior circulation.

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    What does number 7 point to?

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    Number 7 refers to the Superior cerebellar artery.

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  • 6. 

    What does number 8 point to?

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    The number 8 is pointing to the Basillar artery.

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  • 7. 

    What does number 9 point to?

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    Number 9 most likely refers to the location or identification of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery. It is a specific artery located in the brain, supplying blood to the anterior inferior part of the cerebellum.

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    What does number 10 point to?

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    The number 10 refers to the posterior inferior cerebellar artery.

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    What does number 12 point to?

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    The number 12 points to the anterior spinal artery.

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  • 10. 

    What does number 4 point to?

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    Number 4 is pointing to the middle cerebellar artery. This artery is located in the brain and supplies blood to the cerebellum, which is responsible for coordinating voluntary movements, balance, and posture. The middle cerebellar artery plays a crucial role in maintaining the proper functioning of the cerebellum.

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    What does number 6 point to?

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    Number 6 is pointing to the posterior cerebral artery. This artery is responsible for supplying blood to the posterior cerebral.

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    What does number 11 point to?

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    Number 11 points to the vertebral artery. The vertebral artery is one of the major blood vessels that supplies blood to the brain. It runs through the spinal column and enters the skull through the foramen magnum. It then joins with the opposite vertebral artery to form the basilar artery, which supplies blood to the brainstem and cerebellum. Identifying the vertebral artery is important in medical imaging and anatomy studies to understand the blood supply to the brain and potential abnormalities or pathologies that may occur in this area.

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