Circulatory - Capillaries and Venules

This module provides an introductory overview of capillaries and venules.

Content authors:
  • Victoria Harnik
  • Ross Smith
Module direction:
  • Victoria Harnik
  • Mel Rosenfeld
  • Gregory Dorsainville

Learning objectives for this Activity:

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
1. Describe the different components of the microcirculation.

2. Describe the characteristics and functions of metarterioles, capillaries and venules.

3. Describe the common types of capillaries.

4. Understand the basic function of the pericytes.

5. Describe lymphatic capillaries and their function.

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