Why is it important that the blood pressure drops steeply in the arterioles?

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Posted Sun 14th October, 2012 @ 17:08 by Natalia

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that is because from the arterioles the blood moves in to the capillaries which are one cell thick,

so if the blood pressure does not drop the capillaries will not be able to withstand the pressure and burst

Answered Mon 15th October, 2012 @ 19:20 by AmalA.