The Structure and Function of Vessels

Discuss the structure and function of vessels.

Why do arteries have thick walls? How many layers do capillaries have? Where do most of the passive transport take place? What do these numbers 130/88 measure, and what do they mean? Is this within the normal range? The nurses regularly talk about pulse and BP. You are confused. Is pulse the same thing as BP? Explain. Please distinguish between vasodilation and vasoconstriction. Please review here how small molecules move in-out of capillaries. Review how large molecules move in-out. Filtration of blood is driven by CHP. What is CHP? Explain. Filtration predominates in the arterial end of the capillary. What does this mean?