1. arteries carry oxygenated blood.
2. thr pulmonary artery is the only artery to carry deoxygenated blood. this is because it is going to the lungs to pick up oxygen.
3. arteries carry blood away from the heart towards the body at high pressure.
4. they have thick , elastic walls to withstand the high pressure.
5. the high pressure in the arteries causes a pulse that can be felt especially in the wrist and neck