Efferent Arteriole: Definition & Function


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Why do arterioles need to have lower pressure and slower blood velocities?

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1. What is an efferent arteriole?

2. What is one difference between an arteriole and an efferent arteriole?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the purpose of efferent arterioles and their functions in living organisms. All of the quiz questions are in multiple-choice format.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will expose your understanding of the following:

  • Description of an efferent arteriole
  • Why arterioles should have lower pressure and slower blood velocities
  • One difference between an arteriole and an efferent arteriole

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding efferent arterioles and their impact on circulation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the diameter of efferent arterioles
  • Making connections - use what you've learned about the circulatory system to understand how blood flows into and out of the kidney

Additional Learning

To further your understanding of the purpose of an efferent arteriole, review the lesson called Efferent Arteriole: Definition & Function. The lesson will cover the following areas:

  • The purpose of the circulatory system
  • Definitions of 'artery' and 'vein'
  • How blood flows in an artery