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1

What are the fundamental differences between veins and arteries?

Arteries have thicker walls
Veins have a larger lumen (which are more irregular)
Veins can have valves

2

What are the 3 main layers of a blood vessel wall (from inside to out)?

Tunica intima
Tunica media
Tunica adventitia

3

What is the tunica intima made up of?

Endothelial cells
(May contain pores)

4

What is the main feature of the tunica media?

Smooth muscle and collagen

5

What is the tunica adventitia compromised of?

Connective tissue

6

What are vasa vasorum?

Blood vessels inside blood vessel walls to supply the wall's cells with oxygen

7

What blood vessel leaves capillaries?

Venules