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Chapter 13: Blood Vessels and Circulation


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Chapter 13: Blood Vessels and Circulation

 

The peripheral circulatory system can be divided into the systemic and the pulmonary vessels. The peripheral circulatory system and the heart are regulated to maintain sufficient blood flow to tissues.

Functions of the Peripheral Circulation

General Features of Blood Vessel Structure

Arteries

Capillaries

Veins

Aging of the Arteries

Blood Vessels of the Pulmonary Circulation

Blood Vessels of the Systemic Circulation: Arteries

Blood Vessels of the Systemic Circulation: Veins

The Physiology of Circulation

Local Control of Blood Vessels

Nervous Regulation of Blood Vessels

Regulation of Arterial Pressure

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