Asked Feb 1, 2019

When looking at anatomical and physiological features of different types of blood vessels what are the similarities and differences?


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List of similarities and differences between the blood vessels. 

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The heart pumps the blood throughout the body with the help of structures called the blood vessels. The blood from the heart is carried through the body by a complex network of blood vessels that include the arteries, veins and capillaries.

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The arteries carry blood away from the heart by diverging into minor arteries and smaller vessels called the arterioles. The veins bring back blood to the heart and the capillaries help in the exchange of nutrients, wastes and oxygen between the blood and the body cells. The capillaries lead back to small vessels call...

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