Anatomy & Physiology Circulatory #19

Question

Which circulatory vessel receives blood from the body’s arteries?

Answers

  1. Veins
    • Rationale:

      Veins are a type of blood vessel that returns deoxygenated blood from the body’s organs back to the heart within the circulatory system.

  2. Venules
    • Rationale:

      Venules are a very small vein that collects blood from the capillaries within the circulatory system.

  3. Arterioles
    • Rationale:

      Arterioles are the small branch of arteries that lead to the capillaries within the circulatory system. Their function is to receive blood from the arteries throughout the human body.

  4. Capillaries
    • Rationale:

      Capillaries are the fine branching blood vessels that form a network between the arterioles and venules within the circulatory system.

Overview

The circulatory system is composed of the heart and blood vessels within the body.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

The circulatory vessels within the body include arteries, arterioles, capillaries, veins, and venules. Arterioles are defined as small branches of an artery that lead into capillaries. Therefore, arterioles receive blood from the arteries throughout the human body.

Test Taking Tip

Consider the function of each circulatory vessel to help you answer this question correctly.

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