Is there a difference in the amount of blood present between the arterial and venus "side" of the systemic circulation?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 3:20 pm ad1c9bdddf
Yes, there is more blood in the veins and venules than the arteries and arterioles. The reason is that the venous system is more compliant than the arterial system. At any given filling pressure the amount of blood needed to "fill" the venous side will be greater than that needed to "fill" the arterial side. Remember that the typical vein, for example, will only have a 5 mm diameter and the typical artery will comparably have a 4 mm diameter. The difference is even more drastic when dealing with the general diameter of a venule which is ~20 um compared to an ...
Is there a difference in the amount of blood present between the arterial and venus "side" of the systemic circulation?