Lab #6 - Sylwester Czado BIO 244, Lab #6 TA: Shannon Gerry...

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Sylwester Czado 11-1-07 BIO 244, Lab #6 TA: Shannon Gerry Blood Pressure Worksheet 1. Systolic pressure is blood pressure at its highest after the ventricle contracts. 2. Diastolic pressure is blood pressure at its lowest prior to the pumping of the blood into the arteries. 3. The two ways that blood pressure can be measured are inserting a catheter into an artery and attaching it to a pressure gauge; or by using a stethoscope and a blood pressure cuff connected to a mercury column or other sphygmomanometer. Measuring blood pressure using a stethoscope and a blood pressure cuff is preferred because it is noninvasive, indirect, practical, and more convenient. 4. Korotkoff sounds are sharp, tapping sounds heard through a stethoscope. These sounds are heard when the systolic pressure in the artery goes beyond the cuff pressure. Then the blood flows to the arm through the partially collapsed artery. As cuff pressure decreases, the sounds increase in intensity and then become
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course BIO 244 taught by Professor Van sciver during the Fall '06 term at Rhode Island.

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Lab #6 - Sylwester Czado BIO 244, Lab #6 TA: Shannon Gerry...

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