Anatomy of Blood Vessels

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What is the function of arterioles in the circulatory system?

To control blood pressure and blood distribution

Which vessel has walls with three tunics, but thinner walls than arteries?

Veins

What is the primary role of the pulmonary circuit in the circulatory system?

Replenishing the blood's supply of oxygen

Which vessel is responsible for the exchange of gases, nutrients, and waste products between tissues and blood?

Capillaries

Why do capillaries have thin walls?

To allow for exchanges between blood and tissues

What is the function of anastomoses?

Communication between two vessels

What is the function of the pulmonary veins?

Carry blood high in oxygen back to the heart

Which part of the aorta supplies branches to the chest wall, esophagus, and bronchi?

Thoracic aorta

What is the primary function of the systemic arteries?

Supply oxygenated blood to tissues

Why do arteries have thick walls?

To withstand high pressure

What does the middle tunic of the vessels consist of?

Smooth muscle

Which vessel supplies blood to the arm and hand, and branches into the vertebral artery and axillary artery?

Subclavian artery

What is the primary function of the thoracic aorta?

Supply branches to the chest wall, esophagus, and bronchi

Why do capillaries have thin walls according to the text?

To allow for exchanges between blood and body cells

What is the function of anastomoses as described in the text?

To provide multiple routes for blood supply to vital organs

What is the function of venules in the circulatory system?

Link capillaries and veins

How do the walls of venules at the venous end compare to those at the capillary end?

Thicker walls at the venous end

Which vessel is responsible for carrying blood to the heart?

Veins

What is the primary role of arterioles in the circulatory system?

Control blood pressure and blood distribution

What is the structure of capillaries that sets them apart from arteries and veins?

Single layer; Endothelium only

Learn about the structure and function of arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, and veins. Understand their differences in wall composition, muscle elasticity, and their roles in carrying blood to and from the heart.

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