SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Blood vessels resin cast. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a resin cast of blood vessels in the intestines. This network of vessels infiltrates the tissue, supplying it with blood. Gases and nutrients are exchanged between the blood and surrounding tissue through the permeable walls of capillaries, the smallest blood vessels. In the intestines, the blood supply also absorbs nutrients from the digestion of food. The resin cast was made by injecting resin into the blood vessels. The surrounding tissues were then chemically digested. Magnification unknown.
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