Which one of the following accurately pairs the blood vessel type with its function? A. Aorta – carry oxygen-poor blood only B. Arteries – carry blood to the heart C. Capillaries – work to exchange gases and nutrients with tissues D. Veins – carry blood away from the heart

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The correct answer is letter C. Capillaries are blood vessels responsible for the exchange of gases and nutrients within tissues. They are branching blood vessels that create series of networks between the arterioles and the venules that have hairlike thinness in diameter.

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