Structure of the Blood Vessels

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How to Blood Vessels Work Together?

Structure of the Blood Vessels

Connective Tissue: Resists pressure

Muscle Layer: Can contract and control the flow of blood

Elastic Layer: Can stretch and recoil to maintain blood pressure

Endothelium: Smooth layer to prevent friction

Lumen: Not a layer is a cavity

Artery

Thick muscle layer- control the flow of blood

Thick elastic layer

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