General Structure of Arteries


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General Structure of Arteries
General Structure of ArteriesThere are three types of arteries that can be classified according to their structure and size. Elastic arteries, which include the aorta, have a relatively greater diameter and a greater number of elastic fibers. Muscular arteries are smaller in diameter than elastic arteries, but larger than arterioles, and they have a relatively larger proportion of muscle compared to connective tissue. Arterioles are the smallest-diameter arteries and have a few layers of smooth muscle tissue and almost no connective tissue.In general, arteries are composed of three layers: the tunica intima or the innermost layer, the tunica media or middle layer, and the t…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. General Structure of Arteries, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export