Blood Vessels



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.



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