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The functional unit of the cardiovascular system is the
A vessel that provides a route from the arterial to the venous circulation that bypasses the capillary beds is called a/an:
Circulation in which a vein or an arteriole connects two capilary beds is called a/an:
The blood vessel into which a capillary empties is called a/an:
The innermost layer of arteries and veins is called the:
The middle layer of arteries and veins is called the:
The outermost layer of arteries and veins is called the:
Undifferentiated cells that serve as precursors of new endothelial cells are called:
Thin-walled blood vessels with an irregular shape and often with discontinuous walls are called:
The elastic recoil of the elastic arteries contributes to what component of blood pressure?
Which vessels of the cardiovascular system have valves?
veins and lymphatic vessels
lymphatic vessels and veins
The middle layer of the heart is called the:
Contraction of the heart is coordinated by a specialized group of cardiac muscle cells located at the: ________ _______.
Capillaries that are designed not to leak, such as those in the brain, are attached by what type of junction?
Blood vessels that are located in the outer layer if the largest blood vessels are called the:
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