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- Tunica Intima (inner layer)
- Tunica media (Middle later)
- Tunica adventica, or externa (outer later)

Layers of Arteries

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Three heavy coats (thick walled).

Arteries

3

Usually accompanied by vein and nerves in a common sheath.

Arteries

4

Noticeable elasticity except in the aged.

Arteries

5

No lumen

Nerves

6

Only has the tunica intima.

Capillaries

7

Made of connective tissue.

Tunica Adventica (Externa)

8

Collapse when cut.

Veins

9

May be arteries and vein in common sheath.

Veins

10

Three thin coats.

Veins

11

Made up of epithelial tissue

Tunica Intima

12

No vasa vasorum.

Nerves

13

Blue in color when engorged with blood.

Veins

14

Thin at the edges.

Veins

15

Often mistaken for an artery.

Nerves

16

May be superficial.

Veins

17

No noticeable vasa vasorum (they do have them).

Veins

18

Large Lumen.

Veins

19

Stand open when cut.

Arteries

20

Glistening White.

Nerves

21

Only has the tunica intimate and tunica media

Arterioles

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Blood vessels supplying nutrients to the larger arteries and veins. These tiny blood vessels are distributed to the walls of the larger veins and arteries throughout the vascular system.

Vasa Vasorum

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Have no valves.

Arteries

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Solid, striated.

Nerves

25

White brittle with noticeable vasa vasorum (aged).

Arteries

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Thick at the edges.

Arteries

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Made of smooth muscle.

Tunica media

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Usually have valves.

Veins

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Cream colored in youth.

Arteries

30

Inelastic when compared to arteries.

Nerves

31

Small Lumen.

Arteries

32

Deep and well protected.

Arteries

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