-Medium sized arteries or distribution arteries
-Distribute blood to the body's skeletal muscles and organs
-Thick tunica media (elastic fibers & muscle)
-External carotid artery, brachial artery, mesenteric artery, femoral artery, are all muscular arteries
-Serve as pressure points to stop the flow of blood when hemorrhaging/bleeding
-Major arterial pressure points: common carotid (neck), radial (wrist), brachial (arm), femoral (thigh), popliteal (back of the knee), posterior tibial (behind leg), and dorsal pedal (foot).