Unformatted text preview: contract, another layer of connective tissue is quite elastic, allowing the arteries to carry blood under high pressure. A diagram of arterial structure is shown in Figure 3. The aorta is the main artery leaving the heart. The pulmonary artery is the only artery that carries oxygen-poor blood. The pulmonary artery carries deoxygenated blood to the lungs. In the lungs, gas exchange occurs, carbon dioxide diffuses out, oxygen diffuses in. Arterioles are small arteries that connect larger arteries with capillaries ....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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