HW4 - BIOE 398BS: Quantitative Human Systems Physiology...

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BIOE 398BS: Quantitative Human Systems Physiology Spring 2008 Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1 Problem Set 4. Due Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. 1. How does the shape of erythrocytes contribute to their functions? 2. You are stapling your physiology homework and puncture your finger with a staple. Describe the mechanisms involved in stopping blood flow. What is the process of stopping blood flow called? 3. Describe blood flow at the levels of circulation listed below. What properties of the vessel walls contribute to the function of blood vessels at that level: a. Artery b. Arteriole c. Capillary d. Vein 4. Is blood flow pulsatile throughout the circulatory system? If not, a. Where is it constant? b. What properties of blood vessels dampen the pulsatility? 5. A renal physiologist found that the mean arterial pressure in an anesthetized animal was 80 mm Hg, and the blood flow to each kidney was 160 ml/min. What was the resistance to blood flow through one kidney, and what was the resistance to blood
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