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Betty Oliver-Pinto # Posted on October 10, 2022 at 8:55 pm

The difference between arteries and veins? Let me start off by giving a definition of each one. Artery – any of the muscular-walled tubes forming part of the circulation system by which blood (mainly that which has been oxygenated) is conveyed from the heart to all parts of the body. Vein – any of the tubes forming part of the blood circulation system of the body, carrying in most cases oxygen-depleted blood toward the heart.

Arteries and veins are both very important in the circulatory system. They work together to carry blood through the body, to help oxygenate and remove waste from each cell as the heart beats. The difference between the two is that arteries carry oxygenated blood from the heart when vein care oxygen depleted blood back to the heart. However, there is a vessel which is the pulmonary vessel which transfers oxygenated blood back to the heart from the lungs while the arteries carry deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs.

Arteries have thicker walls than veins, that is the reason your pulse is taking from an artery. Veins do not have as much pressure but work with gravity to get the blood back to the heart from the extremities.

We have four chambers to our heart; we have two sides to our heart they are separated by a wall called the septum. Our heart is separated into four chambers on each side of the heart, an atrium that is a small collecting chamber which leads into the ventricle which is a large pumping chamber. The four chambers of the heart, the left atrium and right atrium, are the upper chambers and then we have the lower chamber right and left ventricle. These chambers are important because the righ side pumps low oxygen blood into the lungs so the lungs can review more oxygen, Then the blood is returned to left side of your heart that pumps the blood to your aorta where it pumps the blood into your organs.

In conclusion arteries are thicker and they are oxygenated and carry oxygenated blood from the heart to body parts and veins carry un oxygenated from the extremities by gravity back to the heart. And the pulmonary vessel transfers oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart. These are very important for team players when it comes to the circulatory system.