MAI140 Ch 4-3

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MAI140 Ch 4-3
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2010-12-03 18:31:32
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Vital Signs: Key Terms: Blood Pressure
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  1. The phase in the cardiac cycle in which the heart relaxes between contractions.
    Diastole
  2. The point of lesser pressure on the arterial walls.
    Diastolic pressure
  3. High blood pressure.
    Hypertension
  4. Low blood pressure.
    Hypotension
  5. The curved surface on a column of liquid in a tube.
    Meniscus
  6. The difference between the systolic and diastolic pressures.
    Pulse pressure
  7. An instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure.
    Sphygmomanometer
  8. An instrument for amplifying and hearing sounds produced by the body.
    Stethoscope
  9. The phase in the cardiac cycle in which the ventricles contract, sending blood out of the heart.
    Systole
  10. The point of maximum pressure on the arterial walls.
    Systolic pressure

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