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arteries are big and veins are small

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What are the similarities between arteries and capillaries and veins?

Veins, capillaries and arteries is that they are all stops for blood.


What are the differences between arteries and capillaries and veins?

Veins- oxygen-poor blood that is returning to the heart Arteries- oxygen-rich blood that is going to the cells Capillaries- tubes that exchange nutrients between them two ^^


What are the blood vessels between the arteries and veins?

The blood vessels between arteries and veins are called capillaries. Capillaries are thin blood vessels which joins the end of arteries and the beginning of veins.


The differences of the structure of an artery a veins a capillary?

Arteries carry blood away from the heart, veins carry blood to the heart, and capillaries branch off of arteries and veins. Capillaries are essentially min-arteries and min-veins.


What is the relationship between artries veins and capillaries?

Blood flows from arteries to capillaries to veins.


Capillaries form the connection between the arteries and veins?

Capillaries empty into venules which empty into veins.


Bridges between the veins and arteries are called what?

Capillaries are bridges between the arterys and veins


How are capillaries differ from veins and arteries?

Capillaries differ from veins and arteries in that they are smaller in diameter.


What are the names of the 3 blood vessles?

Arteries, capillaries, & veins.


What are 2 differences between veins and arteries?

Veins are muscular, arteries are not. Veins are designed to collapse (when empty), arteries are not.


What is the smallest of the three veins capillaries and arteries?

Capillaries. They are the microscopic tubes that connect the veins and the arteries.


The 3 kind of blood vessels?

Arteries, capillaries, and veins. Arteries take blood away from the heart. Veins return blood to the heart. Capillaries are between the arteries and veins and supply the cells with oxygen and nutrients.


Are the capillaries the smallest artery?

capillaries actually aren't arteries. arteries, veins, and capillaries are the major blood transport networks. arteries take blood away from the heart, veins take it back, and capillaries go between the two. capillaries are the smallest of these networks tho


Heart arteries veins and capillaries are part of what system?

heart arteries veins and capillaries are part of what system?




Do capillaries connect to arteries and veins?

Yes. Think about it. If capillaries connect veins to arteries, then of course they connect arteries to veins. This is the same question as answered earlier.


Do capillaries link arteries to veins?

yes, capillaries link arterioles (smaller arteries) with venules (smaller veins)


What do veins arteries and capillaries do?

veins take blood towards heart. arteries carry blood away from heart. capillaries are involved in exchange of material between blood and tissues.


What is difference between capillaries and veins?

Capillaries are smaller, thinner and have less surface area than veins. Veins take blood to the heart, and capillaries are the thin tubes that connect the veins and arteries together.


What does the capillaries do for the veins and arteries?

Carries the blood to the skin and back to the arteries and veins


What is a small tube that connects arteries to veins?

The capillaries connect arteries to veins.


Why do most tissues have a greater supply of capillaries than veins and arteries?

Capillaries service cells, arteries and veins transport blood to and from capillaries, respectively.


Difference between veins arteries and capillaries?

Veins- oxygen-poor blood that is returning to the heart Arteries- oxygen-rich blood that is going to the cells Capillaries- tubes that exchanges nutrients between those two^^


What is one of the smallest blood vessels which connect the arteries and the veins is a?

The capillaries are the smallest blood vessels and are usually found between arteries and veins.


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