Venule

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A venule is one of several types of blood vessels that transport blood around the body.

Other blood vessels include arteries, arterioles, veins, and capillaries.


The structure of a venule is:

Venules are minute vessels that drain blood from capillaries into veins.

Many venules unite to form a vein.


The functions of venules include:

  • Drains blood from capillaries into veins, for return to the heart.


For more information about blood vessels and the components (sometimes called the 'constituents') of blood see the pages about the the structure and functions of blood vessels and the structure and functions of blood. This might interest students of holistic massage, reflexology, beauty therapies, or health-related courses.

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