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CAPILLARIES

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tiny blood vessels that form the most distal part of the circulatory system. Arteries branch into ever smaller vessels, finally ending in the capillaries, which connect with the smallest branches of the veins. Capillaries deliver oxygen and nutrients to and remove waste products from the body's cells.
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Capillaries are tiny blood vessels that distribute blood from arteries to the tissues of the body. They are part of the circulatory system. When pink areas of skin are compressed this causes blanching. This occurs because blood is pressed out of the capillaries. (see blood).
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The smallest blood vessels that take blood from the arterioles to cells in the body.
Bible DictionaryToxicology Dictionary
The very small blood vessels that take blood from small arteries to small veins.
Bible DictionaryLung Diseases Glossary
The tiniest blood vessels; capillary networks connect the arterioles (the smallest arteries) and the venules (the smallest veins). The smallest blood vessels in the body through which most of the oxygen, carbon dioxide, and nutrient exchanges take place. Context: Bronchopulmonary DysplasiaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Sources: DHHS, NIH and NHLBI

 

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