Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Important facts about vascular system

Important facts about vascular system

Maximum diameter - Vena cava
Maximum wall thickness - Aorta
Minimum diameter & minimum wall thickness - Capillaries
Maximum total cross sectional area - Capillaries
Minimum total cross sectional area - Aorta
Maximum blood volume in - Veins (55-60%)
Minimum blood volume in - Arterioles
Maximum vascular resistance  - Arterioles
2nd max vascular resistance (after arterioles) - Capillaries
Site of gas exchange - Capillaries
Maximum blood flow velocity - Aorta
Minimum blood flow velocity - Capillaries
Maximum flow rate - Aorta & Vena cava
Minimum flow rate - Capillaries
Maximum blood pressure - Aorta
Minimum blood pressure - Vena cava

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