Capillary Vessels of Air Cells

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The form of the capillary network presents considerable variety in the different textures of the body: the varieties consists principally of modifications of two chief kind of mesh, the rounded and the elongated. The kind in which the meshes or interspaces have a roundish form is the most common, and prevails in those parts which the capillary network is most dense, such as the lungs. Shown is the network of capillary vessels of the air cells of the horse’s lung magnified. Labels: a, capillaries proceeding from b, terminal branched of the pulmonary artery.


Baker, W. Morrant & Harris, Vincent Dormer Kirkes' Hand-book of Physiology, 13th ed. (Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1892) 184


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