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Capillaries are the small branching vessels of the circulatory system. They are the smallest blood vessel in the body and have walls that are only a single [[Endothelial cell|endothelial]] cell thick.   
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Capillaries are the small branching vessels of the [[circulatory system|circulatory system]]. They are the smallest [[blood vessel|blood vessel]] in the body and have walls that are only a single [[Endothelial cell|endothelial]] cell thick.   
  
The main function of the capillaries is the exchange of oxygen, waste and nutrients from cell to blood and blood to cell. The capillaries form a bridge between the [[Arteriole|arterioles]] and [[Veins|veins]] of the circulatory system, they recieve oxygenated blood from the arterioles and return [[Deoxygenated blood|deoxygenated]] blood to the veins<sup>[1]</sup>.<br>  
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The main function of the capillaries is the exchange of [[oxygen|oxygen]], waste and nutrients from [[cell|cell]] to [[blood|blood]] and blood to cell. The capillaries form a bridge between the [[Arteriole|arterioles]] and [[Veins|veins]] of the circulatory system, they recieve oxygenated blood from the arterioles and return [[Deoxygenated blood|deoxygenated]] blood to the [[veins|veins]]<ref>https://www.britannica.com/science/capillary</ref>.<br>  
  
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=== References ===
  
[1]&nbsp;https://www.britannica.com/science/capillary
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Latest revision as of 07:50, 20 October 2018

Capillaries are the small branching vessels of the circulatory system. They are the smallest blood vessel in the body and have walls that are only a single endothelial cell thick. 

The main function of the capillaries is the exchange of oxygen, waste and nutrients from cell to blood and blood to cell. The capillaries form a bridge between the arterioles and veins of the circulatory system, they recieve oxygenated blood from the arterioles and return deoxygenated blood to the veins[1].

References

  1. https://www.britannica.com/science/capillary
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