Learn about the structure of artery by using these free and printable artery diagrams. These 101 Diagramss will function as your reference in understanding the anatomy and structure of artery. The arteries are the blood vessels that deliver oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the tissues of the body. The following diagrams will give you more insight about the topic and you can get the picture by clicking on the image.
You can see in the artery diagram above the parts of the arteries. The arteries are part of the circulatory system, which is responsible for the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to all cells, as well as the removal of carbon dioxide and waste products, the maintenance of optimum blood pH, and the circulation of proteins and cells of the immune system. Most arteries carry oxygenated blood; the two exceptions are the pulmonary and the umbilical arteries, which carry deoxygenated blood to the organs that oxygenate it. The effective arterial blood volume is that extracellular fluid which fills the arterial system. More diagrams are available in the following images.
The largest artery is the aorta, the main high-pressure pipeline connected to the heart’s left ventricle. The aorta branches into a network of smaller arteries that extend throughout the body. The arteries’ smaller branches are called arterioles and capillaries. The pulmonary arteries carry oxygen-poor blood from the heart to the lungs under low pressure, making these arteries unique.
The function of capillaries is to allow food and oxygen to diffuse to cells while waste is diffused from cells. All available is the diagram collection of artery anatomy, We also provided you the unlabeled or worksheet versions of the diagrams. Get and learn more about the other educational diagrams by browsing through our categories or looking it up on the search column!