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

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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.

What do the arteries supply and to what?

They supply blood to the body. Arteries supply oxygenated blood throughout the body. Arteries carry oxygenated blood away from the heart to bodily tissues. Veins, on the other hand, carry oxygen deprived blood back to the heart.

How do the walls of the heart receive a blood supply in order to stay healthy?

There are arteries and capillaries that go around the heart to supply the oxygen and get rid of waste.

In what ways is a stroke similar to a heart attack?

Both are blockages in the arteries that supply oxygen and nutrients to the tissues

Which things does the cardiovascular system include?

Heart, lungs, arteries, veins, capillaries, all relating to blood circulation and oxygen supply.

What is the flow of blood from heart to the brain?

From the aorta up through either the carotid arteries which supply the greater portion of the brain or the vertebral arteries which supply the poster/inferior portion of the brain.

What is the purpose of the blood capillaries?

The blood capillaries help to enable the exchange of water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and many other nutrients and waste chemical substances between blood and the tissues surrounding them.Capillaries are the smallest parts of blood vessels that can be found in the body when compared to veins and arteries. They help with circulation and ensure that an oxygenated blood supply can be pulsed to all of the relevant parts of the body that need it.

Which arteries supply the heart?

Coronary arteries supply the heart.

The coronary arteries supply blood to the?

coronary arteries supply blood to where?

What do we call the arteries that supply the heart with blood?

The arteries that supply the heart with blood are the coronary arteries. Blockage in these arteries can lead to a heart attack.

How does the heart supply blood to its own cells?

It has its own arteries and capillaries. In other words, it has a circulatory system just like every other part of the body.

Name of the arteries which supply the nail matrix?

name the arteries which supply the nail matrix?

What arteries supply the brain?

That would be the carotid arteries.

Where do coronary arteries branch from and what do they supply?

Coronary arteries branch from the aorta and supply the heart muscle.

What organs are connected to the heart?

Organs in the body are not directly connected to the heart. The heart pumps the blood through the circulatory system. The blood goes from the heart, to the arteries, to the capillaries, to the veins and back to the heart. These arteries, capillaries and veins run all through out the body to every organ to supply the body with blood. Even thought the heart is not directly connected to the organs its connected to every organ via arteries and veins.

What is the difference between arteries capillaries and veins?

Arteries- carry blood away from the heart. (I like to think Arteries Away.)Veins- carry blood to the heart.Capillaries- connect veins and arteries.Arteries are the tubes or vessles which carry the blood away from the heart once the blood has been oxygenated by the lungs. When it leaves the heart, it will begin the systematic circut, where the arteries get smaller and smaller, and become capillaries. Capillaries are smaller extensions of arteries and veins, supplying blood tho the bodies extremities. When the arteries deposit the oxygen and other nutrients through the capillaries, the blood then moves to the veins, which will carry the blood back to the heart. The veins are made from all the capillary branches moving back to gether. Veins have lower pressure than arteries, and also carry the deoxygenated "blue" or dark red blood, which will turn back to bright red once the blood is replenished in the heart, where the process starts again. So, * Arteries are the thick tubes carrying oxygenated blood from the heart to the extremities and organs, * Capillaries are the fine branches of arteries or veins which supply blood to the bodies extremities, * and veins are the thinner tubes carrying the deoxygenated blood back to the heart In other words:Arteries: carry rich blood from the heartVeins: carry poor blood to the heart

What effects are seen on the circulatory system?

When the heart stops beating the supply of blood containing nutrients and oxygen stops reaching the tissues of the body, as there is nothing to push it around the arteries. This then leads to lack of nutrients for the cells in the tissues thus the tissues start to die.

What is the major function of the lungs in a human body?

To supply oxygen to the blood.The major function of the lungs is gas exchange. Gas exchange requires the entire cardiopulmonary system which includes the heart, lungs, and blood vessels (arteries,arterioles,capillaries,veins),. At the capillaries which is the smallest vessels with thin walls permitting diffusion and gas exchange the carbon dioxide (C02) and oxygen (02) are exchanged. It is the capillaries that allows tissues to be supplied with the essential oxygen that they need and allows the tissues get rid of the toxic waste products including C02. The waste products will travel back to the veins, back to the heart where they then go to the lungs and are expired. When an individual inhales, the oxygen is taken in via alveoli in the lungs, travel to the heart then to the arteries and then to the tissues. and the cycle continues...Read more: What_is_the_major_function_of_lungs_in_a_human_body

How are Heart Attack and Stroke similar?

They are both blockages in the arteries that supply oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, that ultimately cause irreversible damage to either the heart or brain.

Why vein does not have pulse?

Veins don't have pulses, arteries have pulses. Arteries are blood supply tubes, veins are blood return tubes. Between the arteries and the veins blood passes through tiny tubes called capillaries. The pressure changes that cause the pulse can't pass through these tiny tubes.

What are the arteries that supply the brain with blood called?

The internal carotid arteries (right and left) are the MAjOR arteries that supply blood to the brain. They're the major arteries that branch off from the common carotid arteries (they branch into internal and external carotids, both supplying oxygenated blood to the neck and head). Of course, these arteries branch off into smaller ones. They split of into anterior cerebral and middle cerebral arteries and then branch off further until they're arterioles, capillaries - I'm sure you know what comes after. (venules and veins but you don't really want those right now...)

What kind of artery that supplies blood?

All arteries supply blood. Ateries branch off into arterioles. Then capillaries are where oxygen and nutrient exchange occurs. Then veins take the blood back.

Why do you think the heart needs the coronary arteries to supply it with blood when blood is always flowing through the heart's chambers?

The chambers of the heart function as a pump; they do not utilize the blood that passes through because it is moving far too quickly and turbulently. Blood must run through capillaries at lower speeds/volumes in order to be used by cells. The coronary arteries branch repeatedly to produce a vast network of capillaries that supply the cardiac muscle cells.

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