What are Arteries? - Function & Definition


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Arteries are found in which one of the following systems?

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1. The aorta belongs to which division of the arterial system?

2. Which of the following represents the correct order of the layers in an arterial wall, from innermost to outermost?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of information about atherosclerosis and endothelial cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What body system arteries are found
  • What arterial system the aorta belongs to
  • Order of the layers in an arterial wall from innermost to outermost
  • Which layer endothelial cells belong to
  • Atherosclerosis

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the arteries lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the order of the layers in an arterial wall from innermost to outermost order
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about atherosclerosis

Additional Learning

To learn more about arteries, review the lesson What are Arteries? - Function & Definition. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what an artery is and how it belongs to the circulatory system
  • Review the two divisions of the arterial system, which are the pulmonary and systemic division
  • Learn information about the pulmonary and system arterial divisions and the arteries that belong to each system
  • Recall the three wall of the arteries such as the tunica intima, tunica media, and tunica adventitia
  • Understand how dangerous atherosclerosis is