Learn about the arteries with the following illustration shown in the artery diagrams below. This diagram will show you the various arteries in our body. The arteries are part of the circulatory system, which is responsible for the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to all cells. Take a look at the first diagram below which shows you the vascular system.
In the vascular system, the arteries and veins carry blood throughout the body, delivering oxygen and nutrients to the body tissues and taking away tissue waste matter. The largest artery is the aorta, the main high-pressure pipeline connected to the heart’s left ventricle. The aorta branches into a network of smaller arteries that extend throughout the body. The arteries’ smaller branches are called arterioles and capillaries. The following artery diagrams will show you the locations and names of each artery there are in our body. There is a lot, so you’d better pay attention to the details.
The aorta branches in diameter down to the arterioles. The arterioles supply capillaries, which in turn empty into venules. The very first branches off of the aorta are the coronary arteries which supply blood to the heart muscle itself. These are followed by the branches of the aortic arch, namely the brachiocephalic artery, the left common carotid, and the left subclavian arteries.
The capillaries are the smallest of the blood vessels and are part of the microcirculation. These small diameters of the capillaries provide a relatively large surface area for the exchange of gases and nutrients. If you want to save the diagram, just click on the image of the diagram!