What circulatory circuit carries blood from the heart to the body and back to the heart?
What circulatory circuit carries blood from the heart to the lungs and back to the heart?
What is a communication between or coalescence of blood vessels?
What are vessels that form one-way pathways of blood vessels carrying blood away from the heart?
What are blood vessels that will travel together?
What is the general term that describes the layers of tissue forming the walls of a blood vessel?
Blood flows through what space within a blood vessel?
Functionally, what makes an artery an artery?
carries the blood away from the heart
What are the three types of arteries?
elastic arteries, muscular arteries & arterioles
What type of artery is able to withstand the strong pulsations of the ejected blood as well as reduce the force of the pulsations somewhat so that they pressure of the arterial blood equalizes slightly as it reaches smaller arteries and capillaries?
What are some examples of elastic arteries?
aorta, pulmonary, brachiocephalic, common carotid, subclavian & common iliac arteries
What type of artery has less elastic tissue and more smooth muscle and this are less distenible but more able to vasoconstrict and vasodilate?