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What are blood vessels?

What are blood vessels?

Blood vessels are a network of tubes that carry blood throughout the entire body.

There are 3 types of Blood Vessels:

1. Arteries

2. Veins

3. Capillaries

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Arteries

Arteries

The vessels that carry the blood away from the heart are called arteries. They carry oxygenated blood

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Veins

Veins

Veins carry blood towards

the heart

They carry blood that is

de-oxygenated

They have valves that

stop the backflow of blood

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Capillaries

Capillaries

Capillaries connect the arteries and veins

They carry both oxygenated and deoxygenated blood

They are in close contact with cells

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