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The Blood Vessels - Summary

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    Collette M.
    US
    Collette M.

    Blood vessels have three layers. Arteries are located deep within the body.

    Brian W.
    GB
    Brian W.

    There are three types of blood vessel (conduits) theses are veins, arteries and capillaries, they are made up of three layers the intima, the media , and the adventitia. The blood vessels are generally located deep in the body structure for protection, Veins on the other hand can be found deep and at cutaneous levels. The capillaries can be found in all the tissues of the body, It should be understood that the exchange of materials between the blood and cells takes place in the capillary beds , There are also some special situations that occur in the blood vascular system these include, nutrient versus functional blood supply, collateral circulation , end arteries and portal veins.

    Brian W.
    GB
    Brian W.

    I understand that veins can collapse, what is the cause ?

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