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size conparison?

Post by Mr Joe » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:02 pm

when speaking in size largest to smallest
arteries, viens, capillaries
would this be right?

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Post by DCpwner » Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:02 am

yes it would be correct

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Post by MrMistery » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:00 am

are arteries larger than veines? i would say not since vienes are said to accumulate volume..
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Post by kjle » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:03 pm

Arteries are larger than veins, except for the renal artery. Since the blood in the arteries is freshly pumped, there would be a higher pressure in them, except that they are larger. Veins need to be smaller, to increase pressure as they are bringing the blood back to the heart.
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