Capillary Beds: Definition & Functions


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This could be described as your body's transportation system because it moves nutrients, gases and wastes around your body.

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1. These are small blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.

2. These microscopic blood vessels connect arterioles and venules.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Capillary beds play an important role in moving materials throughout your body. Quiz questions focus on capillary bed components and related definitions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz you will:

  • Name what is described as the body's transportation system
  • Identify the blood vessels that move blood away from the heart
  • Choose the term for blood vessels that connect arterioles and venules
  • Point out where gases, nutrients, hormones and wastes move between blood and tissue cells
  • Provide the term for the fluid that comes out of your capillary beds

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you pull the most important information from the corresponding lesson on capillary beds
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about vessels that send blood away from the heart
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding to name the fluid from capillary beds that bathes your tissue cells

Additional Learning

Find out more by reviewing the lesson called Capillary Beds: Definition & Functions. You will learn about:

  • How the body's transportation system is similar to a highway
  • The purpose of venules
  • How materials reach trillions of cells within your body