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Spiral vessel in the center of a tentacle of Drosera paradoxa

Conductive pathway is a generic term used in anatomy for vessels and nerves .


In botany, conduction pathways are the structures that serve to transport water and substances over long distances. The conduction paths are grouped into vascular bundles . In vascular plants , a distinction is made between xylem and phloem . They run through the entire shoot and transport the water into the leaves and the assimilates into the storage organs of the plant. The xylem transports the water and the phloem the assimilates.

Vascular spore plants , bed covers and naked plants differ, among other things, in the arrangement of these pathways.

Animal and human anatomy

In animal and human anatomy, conduction pathway is a generic term for structures in which fluids or nerve impulses are transmitted. These include blood vessels (mainly arteries and veins ), lymphatic vessels , nerves , and in a broader sense nerves in the central nervous system and the conduction system of the heart.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Wilhelm Nultsch: Microscopic-botanical internship for beginners . Georg Thieme, Stuttgart 2001, ISBN 978-3-13-440311-4 , p. 117 .
  2. Fabian Rengier: Basics Anatomy - Pathways . Elsevier, Urban & Fischer, 2009, ISBN 978-3-437-42506-6 .
  3. Michael Schünke: Prometheus - learning atlas of anatomy. Internal organs . tape 2 . Georg Thieme, Stuttgart 2009, ISBN 978-3-13-139532-0 , p. 395 .