coronary circulation

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CIRCULATION OF BLOOD THROUGH HEART AND MAJOR VESSELS

coronary circulation

Movement of blood through the vessels of the heart, specifically from the ascending aorta to the epicardial coronary arteries to the penetrating arteries of the myocardium, the coronary arterioles, capillaries, veins, coronary sinus, and into the right atrium. A few of the small veins open directly into the atria and ventricles.
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See also: circulation
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