In general, for a vessel of a given size, a typical artery ________ compared to a typical vein.
A)is more elastic
B)has less smooth muscle in its tunica media
C)has no endothelium
D)has thinner walls
E)has a larger lumen
When necessary, blood bypasses a capillary bed through
A)an arterial anastomosis.
Which blood vessels are able to absorb the pressure changes that occur during the cardiac cycle?
Regarding the typical structure of blood vessel walls, those that have only a tunica intima are the