Blood vessels

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Arteries

Carry blood away from the heart to the rest of the body

Contain smooth muscle, collagen and elastic fibres

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Arterioles

Link the arteries to the cappillaries

Contain more smooth muscle and less elastin

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Capillaries

link the arterioles to the venules

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Leaving capillaries blood has less oxygen and more carbon dioxide

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Veins

Blood pressure low compared to arteries

Valves

Little elastic fibre

Collagen

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Venuoles

Link the veins to the capillaries

Little smooth muscle

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