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Pulmonary Capillaries: The pulmonary capillaries are tiny blood vessels that surround the alveoli of the lungs. The pulmonary capillaries receive deoxygenated blood from the small branches (arterioles) of the right pulmonary artery and left pulmonary artery and allow for the exchange of blood gasses with the alveoli. In this process, carbon dioxide is released from the blood and fresh oxygen is picked up. Oxygenated blood returns to the heart through the pulmonary capillaries which are also connected to the venules and the pulmonary veins.
Conditions that can afflict the pulmonary capillaries include heart disease, pulmonary edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema.
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