Unformatted text preview: a. Estimate the total resistance for this part of the circulation. b. Estimate the total resistance in this system IF the six component circuits (each having an individual resistance as given above) were arranged "in series" instead of in parallel. c. If the drop in pressure across the entire set of circuits being considered in part "a" is 70 mm Hg, estimate the rate of blood flow (Q, in ml/min) through each part of the circuit. d. If there was a need to increase the rate of blood flow through four of the parallel circuits in part "a" and decrease the rate of blood flow in the remaining two circuits, how could these goals be accomplished physiologically? 4) Pressure increases in sea water approximately at the rate of one atmosphere per 10 meters depth. Calculate the pressure of sea water at one mile depth and express your answer in pascals (Pa)....
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- Fall '08
- Poiseuille, Cardiovascular Physiology