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Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure

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Published by: kierchy on May 02, 2010
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What is blood pressure???What is blood pressure???
Also called
arterial blood pressure
, it is a measure of the pressure exerted by the blood as it flows through thearteries.
Two measures of blood pressure:1.Systolic pressure
-It is the pressure of the blood as a resultof contraction of the ventricles.
2.Diastolic pressure
-It is the pressure when the ventricles areat rest.
..
¶P
ulse pressure
is the term used to refer to the difference between the diastolic and systolic pressures..
 
Determinants of Blood
P
ressure:Determinants of Blood
P
ressure:
P
umping action of the heart
P
eripheral vascular resistance
Blood volume
Blood viscosity
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actors Affecting Blood
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ressure:
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edications
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iurnal variations
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xercise
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isease process
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tress
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ace
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ender 

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