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Sherley Montes # Posted on February 23, 2023 at 8:33 pm

Arteries and veins are located in the whole body but they serve different functions. They are both crucial to the transportation of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood in our body. Arteries and veins are anatomically different blood vessels used in our bodies. The difference between arteries and veins are prominent. Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood away from the heart into the rest of the body. These arteries are anatomically larger and have thicker walls. On the other hand, veins are responsible for transporting oxygen-poor blood into the heart. Veins are known to be smaller in size and thickness. In addition to this, arteries are deep inside one’s body whereas veins are closer to the surface of one’s body. That is why blood is drawn from our veins because it is surface level and easier to reach. Arteries and veins are essential for blood flow into the different parts of our body.
Furthermore, there are four chambers of the heart. This includes the right atrium, right ventricle, left atrium and left ventricle. The right and left atrium receive the blood and the right and left ventricle pump the blood out of our heart. The heart valve’s job is to keep the blood flowing at a constant and steady pace. The heart valves are called the tricuspid valve which is located between the right atrium and right ventricle and the mitral valve which is in between the left atrium and the left ventricle. These four chambers of the heart are important because it works to separate oxygen rich blood from oxygen poor blood to circulate properly in the body.