- Created by: Mgseme2005
- Created on: 14-04-20 11:11
Arteries are a type of blood vessel.
- Can vasoconstrict ( make the lumen smaller) and vasodilate ( make the lumen larger) to distribute blood effectively.
- Elasticated walls- let's them cope with the high pressures the blood is pumped, that's why you can feel a pulse .
- Thick walls- because they have thick walls, they have a small lumen.