What is the difference between arteries and Veins ?

The difference between arteries and Veins are:


  • The arteries carry blood from the heart to the various parts of the body.
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  • The walls of arteries are thicker than those of veins.
  • Arterial blood is rich in oxygen and dissolved food.
  • Arteries do not have valves.
  • Pulmonary artery is an exceptional artery.


  • Veins carry blood to the heart from various parts of body.
  • The walls of veins are thinner than arteries.
  • Venal blood is rich in carbon dioxide and wastes.
  • Veins have valves.
  • Pulmonary vein is an exceptional vein.
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