Introduction


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Introduction
IntroductionArteries are the high-pressure blood vessels that transport blood from the heart, through increasingly smaller arteries, to arterioles, and further to the level of capillaries. Veins conduct the blood from the capillaries back to the heart on the lower-pressure side of the cardiovascular system. The structure of arteries and veins as well as their mechanical properties are discussed in this chapter. At any given time, about 13% of the total blood volume resides in the arteries, and about 7% resides in the capillaries.Veins, arteries, and capillaries differ in structure because they are specialized to perform their respective perfusion, exchange, and capacitance function. However, the inner layer of all blood vessels is lined with a single layer of endothelial cells…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Introduction, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export