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In which direction is blood carried via the artery?

Blood is carried AWAY from the heart.

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In which direction is blood carried via the Veins?

Blood is carried TOWARD the heart.

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What is the classic pathway for circulation?

ARTERIES to ARTERIOLS to CAPILLARIES to VENULES to VEINS

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Which part of the pathway does the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide occur? Nutrients are also dumped in this stage.

Capillaries

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What are two alternative pathways that can be taken by a blood vessel in circulation?

Arterial Anastomosis & Arteriovenous Malformation

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What is Arterial Anastomosis?

When two arteries join together to feed ONE anatomical area.

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What is an advantage of Arterial Anastomosis?

It creates redundancy in the circulation system. If one system fails there is another system picking up the work.

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What is Arteriovenous Malformation?

Direct connection of arterial and venous circulation.

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Where does Arteriovenous Malformation typically occur?

Smaller vessels

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What processes does Arteriovenous malformation participate in?

Physiologic processes....which are the functions and activities of a living organism that supports life.