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Unformatted text preview: body? And how is resistance regulated to help regulate MAP? And can you use the properties of arterioles to selectively increase or decrease blood flow to certain tissues at certain times, with the same MAP? Overview of last lecture (2/8/12): What section shows the biggest mean pressure drop? (But: cant be too steep or too shallow. .and shouldnt start too high or too low) Fig. 10 9, p. 352 Since: F = P R Good range of pressures for function of (delicate) capillaries Then still enough oomph to get back to heart (venous return) Constantly monitored by body via baroreceptors in aorta and carotid arteries supplying brain...
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