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Largest arteries; Expand during systole, recoil during diastole which lessens fluctuations in blood pressure
Site where nutrients, wastes, and hormones pass between the blood and tissue fluid through the walls of the vessels (exchange vessels)
Most common capillaries; Tight junctions form a continuous tube with intercellular clefts
Heart - Arteries - Arterioles - Capillaries - Venules - Veins
6 Steps of the Simplest & Most Common Circulatory Route (in order)
Circulatory route in which blood flows through two consecutive capillary networks before returning to the heart
Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP)
Average of measurements at several intervals throughout the cardiac cycle
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