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1
Q

Capillaries are the most important vessels functionally because they allow the delivery and collection of _______________ substances called the ______________ ________________

A

vital

exchange vessels

2
Q

Arteries carry blood from the heart to the _______________________

A

capillaries

3
Q

Arteries called ____________________ vessels

control blood ___________ to capillary network

A

resistance

flow

4
Q

Veins carry blood from capillaries back to the _______________

A

heart

5
Q

Veins also called _____________________ vessels

have the ability to _________________ and act as blood “reservoirs”

A

capacitance

stretch