Why Veins are Blue

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Why Veins are Blue

Post by mith » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:28 am

Hint, it's not the blood deoxygenation

http://scienceblogs.com/scientificactiv ... s_blue.php
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Post by biohazard » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:32 am

About how my teacher once told it to me, though she used two or three sentences to describe it, this article does it in a bit more detailed way :)

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Post by sunghoo » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:33 am

Bluish appearance of veins in the skin has everything to do with where they are located, and nothing to do with the concentration of oxygen within them. In fact, if we could see them through the skin as well, even arteries would look blue.

"Blood is never blue. Ever. Period. "

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