What Is The Function Of The Capillary?


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Matthew Crist answered
Capillaries are the smallest type of blood vessels that can be found in the body when compared to veins and arteries. They help with circulation and ensure that an oxygenated blood supply can be pulsed to all of the relevant parts of the body that need it. Capillaries bridge the gap between veins and arteries, making the transfer from blood that has been travelling out of the heart to blood that needs to go back into the organ again.

Whenever you eat, breathe in or breathe out, it’s likely that the contents are going to be passed through the paper thin walls of the capillaries; they really are essential and the body couldn’t possibly function without it. This process of exchange is known as diffusion, and is a common part of the syllabus for people who are taking GCSE Science.

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amber Jhon answered
Capillaries are the smallest blood vessels involved in circulatory system of the body. The major function of capillaries tubes is that they connect arterioles to venules. They provide minerals from blood to cell of the body. Capillaries help in exchange of gases including oxygen and carbon between blood and cells. Blood from heart flows in arteries, which are narrowed in arterioles. These arterioles further narrow in capillaries. The exchange of minerals and waste material takes place between blood and tissues. Then these capillaries are widened into venules and then in vessels. In this way blood flows in body.
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Anonymous answered
Capillaries is the smallest blood vessels.
Function-the exchange of nutrients,oxygen and wastes.
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Amanda Wells answered
The function of capillaries is to pass blood  from the artery to the vein. Materials (blood) enter the capillaries through their walls, which are very thin to allow this entry. There are three types of capillary but they all have the main function of allowing blood, with its important nutrients and oxygen content, to flow into the veins.
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It supplies digested foods i.e, glucose amino acids etc & O2 to the cells.  It collects CO2 & nitrogenous (waste from the cells) excretory materials from the cells to eliminate

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