Pulse Rate and Blood Pressure

Part A

Complete the following statements:

1. The maximum pressure achieved during ventricular contraction is called_pressure.

2. The lowest pressure that remains in the arterial system during ventricular relaxation is called _pressure.

3. The pulse rate is equal to the_rate.

4. A pulse that feels full and is not easily compressed is produced by an elevated_.

5. The instrument commonly used to measure systemic arterial blood pressure is called a

6. Blood pressure is expressed in units of_.

7. The upper number of the fraction used to record blood pressure indicates the_

pressure.

8. The_artery in the arm is the standard systemic artery in which blood pressure is measured.

Part B

1. Enter your observations of pulse characteristics and pulse rates in the table. Test Subject Pulse Characteristics Pulse Rate

Sitting

Lying down 5 minutes later

Standing 5 minutes later

After exercise 5 minutes later

2. Summarize the effects of body position and exercise on the characteristics and rates of the pulse.

Part C

1. Enter the initial measurements of blood pressure in the table. Reading Blood Pressure in Right Arm Blood Pressure in Left Arm

First Second

Average

2. Enter your test results in the table. Test Subject Blood Pressure

Lying down 5 minutes later

Standing 5 minutes later

After exercise 5 minutes later

3. Summarize the effects of body position and exercise on blood pressure.

4. Summarize any correlations between pulse rate and blood pressure from any of the experimental conditions.

Critical Thinking Application

When a pulse is palpated and counted, which blood pressure (systolic or diastolic) would be characteristic at that moment? Explain your answer.

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Responses

  • Pupetta
    Which artery is compressed during a standard blood pressure check?
    5 years ago
  • Melissa
    When a pulse is palpated and counted, which blood pressure would be characteristic at that moment?
    5 years ago
  • markus
    When a pulse is palpated and counted which presure is characteristic at the moment?
    5 years ago

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