Difference between arteries and veins

Arteries:

  1. Arteries carry oxygenated blood, away from the heart except pulmonary artery
  2. These are mostly deeply situated in the body
  3. These are thick-walled, highly muscular except arteries of cranium and vertebral column
  4. These posses narrow lumen
  5. Valves are absent
  6. These are reddish in color
  7. These show spurty movement of blood giving pulse
  8. Blood in arteries moves with pressure
  9. Arteries empty up at the time of death
  10. If arterial wall is injured, the blood comes out like a ‘fountain’ in a large area all around the artery

Veins:

  1. Veins carry deoxygenated blood, towards the heart except pulmonary veins
  2. These are superficial and deep in location
  3. These are thin-walled
  4. These posses wide lumen
  5. Valves are present which provide unidirectional flow of blood
  6. These are bluish in color
  7. These show sluggish movement of blood
  8. Blood in veins moves under very low pressure
  9. Veins get filled up at time of death
  10. If venous wall is injured, blood comes out, collects in a pool in a small area around vein

Veins carry deoxygenated blood, towards the heart except pulmonary veins

These are superficial and deep in location

These are thin-walled

These posses wide lumen

Valves are present which provide unidirectional flow of blood

These are bluish in color

These show sluggish movement of blood

Blood in veins moves under very low pressure

Veins get filled up at time of death

If venous wall is injured, blood comes out, collects in a pool in a small area around vein