Anatomy and Physiology of Blood Vessels


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Anatomy and Physiology of Blood Vessels
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<emphasis role="bold">Introduction</emphasis> Arteries are the high-pressure blood vessels that transport blood from the heart, through increasingly smaller arteries, to arterioles, and further to the level of capillaries. Veins conduct the blood from the capillaries back to the heart on the lower-pressure side of the cardiovascular system. The structure of arteries and veins as well as their mechanical properties are discussed in this chapter. At any given time about 13 perc…
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Lee Waite; Jerry Fine: Applied Biofluid Mechanics. Anatomy and Physiology of Blood Vessels, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2007), AccessEngineering Export