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Microanatomy of arteries and veins (preview) - Human Anatomy | Kenhub


Blood vessels - Structure & Function | GCSE PE


Histology of arteries, veins and capillaries (preview) - Microscopic Anatomy | Kenhub


Blood vessels of nasal cavity (preview) - Human Anatomy | Kenhub


8.7.2 Blood Vessel Structure and Function

The blood vessels are the part of the circulatory system, and microcirculation, that transports blood throughout the human body. There are three major types of blood vessels: the arteries, which carry the blood away from the heart; the capillaries, which enable the actual exchange of water and chemicals between the blood and the tissues; and the veins, which carry blood from the capillaries back toward the heart. The word vascular, meaning relating to the blood vessels, is derived from the Latin vas, meaning vessel. A few structures do not contain blood vessels and are labeled.
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