13+ Diagram Of The Veins And Arteries. The arteries carry oxygenated blood away from the heart while the veins carry deoxygenated blood from the tissue capillaries back towards the heart. The coronary sinus is a vein on the.
Myocytes (muscle cells) have a large density of continuous capillaries around them to allow for. Blood is pumped from the ventricles into large elastic arteries because the walls of the veins are thinner and less rigid than arteries, veins can hold more blood. Veins, much like arteries, have an oval space in the center called the lumen that is covered by the three layers of tissue mentioned above.
The capillaries connect the two types of blood vessel and molecules are exchanged between the blood and the cells across their walls.
13+ Diagram Of The Veins And Arteries. Almost 70 percent of the total blood volume is in. These thinner arteries are called arterioles. Arteries carry blood loaded with veins deliver the blood, now without much of the oxygen, back to your heart. It is the longest vein in the body.