Veins, Capillaries and Arteries

HideShow resource information
What do arteries carry?
high blood pressure blood away from the heart
1 of 14
What does the thick muscle layer to withstand?
high blood pressure
2 of 14
at does the elastic tissue allow?
the artery to stretch when blood is forced into it
3 of 14
The elastic layer recoils when?
during diastole
4 of 14
What size is the lumen?
small
5 of 14
What do veins carry?
low blood pressure towards the heart
6 of 14
What do valves stop?
backflow
7 of 14
What does the large lumen do?
decrease effect of friction
8 of 14
What is the Collagen layer?
protective
9 of 14
Why isnt it a round shape?
not thick enough to hold shape
10 of 14
What are capillaries adapted for?
exchange
11 of 14
They are not what?
Connected directly to the heart
12 of 14
What are the walls to the capillary?
One cell thick
13 of 14
What is there none in the wall?
no muscle or elastic tissue
14 of 14

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

What does the thick muscle layer to withstand?

Back

high blood pressure

Card 3

Front

at does the elastic tissue allow?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

The elastic layer recoils when?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

What size is the lumen?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Biology resources:

See all Biology resources »See all Cellular processes resources »