why ism the wall of artries thick

Asked by Rishabh Shah | 18th Aug, 2012, 10:13: PM

Expert Answer:

The walls of the arteries are found to be thicker than that of a vein because the blood that is carried through it from the heart to the capillaries has higher pressure. Hence thicker walls are needed to bear that pressure.

Answered by  | 20th Aug, 2012, 03:26: PM

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