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Give reason:

(i) Though pulmonary artery carries carbon-dioxide rich blood, it is still called as artery and not vein.

(ii) Arteries have thick, elastic walls.

(iii) Blood of all humans are red in colour.

Asked by Topperlearning User 7th November 2013, 11:18 PM
Answered by Expert
Answer:
(i) This is because pulmonary artery carries blood away from the heart and not towards it like a vein does.

(ii) Since the blood flow through arteries rapidly at high pressure, the arteries have thick elastic walls.

(iii) The red blood cells contain a red pigment called haemoglobin. The presence of haemoglobin makes blood appear red.
Answered by Expert 8th November 2013, 1:18 AM
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