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Sheet1 Page 1 densely distributed - capillaries are very densely distributed throughout the tissues of the body. As a result every cell in the bo d large volume - despite their small diameter the huge number of capillaries means that the volume available for blood flow is m u large surface area - the high density and small diameter of capillaries provides a very large surface area for blood to come into
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Unformatted text preview: low velocity of flow - because of its large available volume the velocity of blood flow through the capillary circulation is greatly r e capillary beds - capillaries are anatomically organized into densely connected networks referred to as capillary beds (Figure 1...
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