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anp2
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2012-09-26 01:23:21
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  1. The cardiovascular centers in the medulla oblongata control __________.
    • heart rate
    • peripheral resistance
    • cardiac contractility
  2. precapillary sphincters
    consist of smooth muscle cells that encircle the beginning of each capillary
  3. The layer of a blood vessel that is dominated by smooth muscle cells is called the __________.
    tunica media
  4. Arterial blood flow rises and falls during the cardiac cycle because
    arterial pressure rises and falls
  5. Elevated capillary hydrostatic pressure
    forces more fluid across the endothelium
  6. Since blood flows from high pressure to low pressure
    • a continuous drop in pressure is necessary to keep the blood moving
    • Blood pressure continuously drops as blood flows through the systemic circulation
  7. tunica media of an artery consists of
    smooth muscle with scattered elastic fibers

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