Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 49 - Circulatory Systems - 49.4 - Circulatory System Functions Depend on Blood and Blood Vessels - 49.4 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1062: 1


Arteries are fitted with extracellular collagen and elastin fibers that allow them to withstand higher pressures. Arterioles have varying resistances as a result of the diameters of individual vessels that assist in controlling blood flow to targeted tissues.

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