Blood vessels

Blood vessels

The three main types of blood vessels in the human body are the arteries, the veins, and the capillaries.

Biology

Keywords

blood vessel, artery, arteriole, vein, venule, venous valve, capillary, circulatory system, heart, smooth muscle, respiratory gas, blood flow, squamous epithelium, connective tissue

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Circulatory system

Systemic circulation carries oxygenated blood from the heart to the body, while pulmonary circulation carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart.

Connective tissues

Connective tissues include loose and dense connective tissues, adipose tissue, blood, tendon and bone tissue.

Human body (female)

This animation introduces the most important systems of the human body.

Human body (male)

This animation introduces the most important organ systems of the human body.

Human muscles

Skeletal muscles form the active part of the locomotor system: they move the bones they are attached to.

The heart

The heart is the central pump of the cardiovascular system beating several billion times over our lifetime.

The human blood

Human blood consists of blood cells and plasma.

Types of surface epithelium

Surface epithelia cover the external and internal surfaces of the body

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