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Artery

Takes blood away from the heart, no matter the color of the blood.

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Vein

Carries blood toward the heart, no matter the color

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Systemic arteries

Carry red blood cells to all parts of the body except the alveoli of the lungs

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Systemic veins

Carry blue blood toward the heart from all parts of the body except the alveoli Of the lungs

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Pulmonary arteries

Carry blue blood away from the right heart toward the lungs. The pulmonary trunk is an artery

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Pulmonary veins

Carry red blood from lungs toward the left heart

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Sinus

A large, thin walled vein.