Human Biology, 14 Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-25924-574-9

Chapter 5 - Assess - Page 112: 11

Answer

C. Arteries

Work Step by Step

Blood pressure is highest at the point where it leaves the heart and enters the arteries. Blood pressure is lowest in the veins where it is carried back to the heart. This makes sense, for the blood loses its velocity due to friction as it goes away from the heart.
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