Learn more about the structures of artery anatomy using these hands-on artery diagrams that we have collected for you in high quality! In these 101 Diagramss, the detailed anatomy of the artery is illustrated in high quality pictures. Follow these diagrams to study more about the structures of the artery!
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. Each artery is a muscular tube lined by smooth tissue and has three layers: the intima, the inner layer lined by a smooth tissue called endothelium; the media, a layer of muscle that lets arteries handle the high pressures from the heart, and; the adventitia, connective tissue anchoring arteries to nearby tissues. More artery diagrams are posted in the following 101 Diagramss below.
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.
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