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Blood vessel


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


Blood vessels - Structure & Function | GCSE PE


Human A&P: Anatomy of the Arteries, Veins, and the Circulatory System


Blood Vessel Anatomy


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

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.
  • Structure 

  • Function 

  • Disease