Blood vessel tunica...

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trambam
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Blood vessel tunica...
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2012-11-27 00:22:34
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tunica intima media externa arteries capillaries veins
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tunica intima, media, externa of arteries, capillaries, and veins
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  1. ARTERITES tunica intima
    inner layer of endothelial cells
  2. ARTERITES tunica media
    • smooth muscle w/some elsastic tissue
    • thick in arteries
    • larger muscle layer
    • important in blood pressure regulation
  3. ARTERITES tunica externa
    thin layer of fibrous elastic connective tissue
  4. CAPILLARIES tunica intima
    microscopic vessels w/only 1 layer
  5. VEINS tunica intima
    • inner layer
    • valvees prevent retrograde movement of blood
  6. VEINS tunica media
    • smooth muscle
    • thin in veins
    • veins have valves
  7. VEINS tunica externa
    heavy layer of fibrous connective tissue in many veins

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