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Cardiovascular System

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Maximum surface area is present in



A Capillary
B Arterioles

C Artery
D Vein

Ans. A Capillary

1. Characteristics of various types of blood

Vessels

Total cross section area (cm2)

Percentage of Blood volume contained

Aorta

4.5

2

Artery

20

8

Arteriole

400

1

Capillary

4500

5

Venule

4000

Vein

40

54

Vena cava

18

2. The total area of all the capillary wall in the body exceeds 63,00 m2

3. The arterioles are the major site of the resistance to blood flow, and small changes in their caliber cause large changes in the total peripheral resistance.

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