Lecture22CheckList - Biol315Lecture22ReviewChecklist

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Biol 315 Lecture 22 Review Checklist Know the hierarchy of blood vessels, from largest to smallest [Hint: start at the  heart with  elastic arteries , then work your way around the cardiovascular circuit  back to the heart]. functions of these layers. Be able to compare and contrast  arteries  and  veins  in terms of wall thickness,  lumen  size, layer sizes, etc.  Know the characteristics and functions of  elastic arteries  and  muscular arteries . What is  atherosclerosis ? What mechanisms (chain of events) are thought to  produce it? What is the function of  valves  within veins? Given that veins have less smooth  muscle than arteries and that venous blood pressure is lower, what mechanisms  assist in moving blood through veins to the heart? What are  varicose veins ? Be able to describe some structural characteristics of 
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