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Anjoo Anna from Christ Nagar Higher Secondary School, asked a question
Subject: Biology , asked on 27/9/10

why are the arteries have thick walls

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Laxmi Patwal , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 27/9/10

Dear Student!

Well! it's very simple!

You know that arteries carry blood away from the heart, i.e. from heart to the rest of the body. The thick walls of arteries enable the heart to pump large amount of blood from the heart to the body without the arteries bursting!

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Ritu Kabra From St. John's Universal School, added an answer, on 6/10/10
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forget what i said i am wrong

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zoya_mehreen_shariff From St Francis Xavier Girls High School, added an answer, on 7/10/10
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hey anjoo!!!!

ARTERIES hav thick wallss becoz the blood is flowin wit a high pressure an tis exerts a pressre on d walls  of d arteris soif the walls  r thin the presure exertd cn cause d walls 2 tear

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Ritu Kabra From St. John's Universal School, added an answer, on 6/10/10
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no arteries dont have any walls you are talking about veins got anjoo

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Georgejustin From Sandeepani Vidyaniketan, added an answer, on 5/10/10

the arteries also have 2 resist the great pressure exerted by the blood on walls 

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