Unformatted text preview: What are blood vessels?
What Blood vessels are a
network of tubes that
throughout the entire
body. There are 3 types of
3. Capillaries Arteries
The vessels that carry the blood away
from the heart are called arteries. They
carry oxygenated blood
Veins carry blood towards
They carry blood that is
They have valves that
stop the backflow of blood Capillaries
Capillaries Capillaries connect the arteries and veins They carry both oxygenated and
They deoxygenated blood They are in close contact with cells This powerpoint was kindly donated to
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course BIO 100 taught by Professor Robinson during the Fall '08 term at BYU.
- Fall '08