Flashcards in 1. Histology Deck (7)
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
What are the 3 main layers of a blood vessel wall (from inside to out)?
What is the tunica intima made up of?
(May contain pores)
What is the main feature of the tunica media?
Smooth muscle and collagen
What is the tunica adventitia compromised of?
What are vasa vasorum?
Blood vessels inside blood vessel walls to supply the wall's cells with oxygen