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#1 Define blood pressure. Differentiate between systolic and diastolic blood pressure. What is "normal" blood pressure for a young adult?

#2 What is the function of capillaries? How is their structure and arrangement especially suited to their function?

#3 Identify and discuss the factors that contribute to systemic vascular resistance.

#4 Explain how the muscular system and respiratory system assist in maintaining venous return.

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#1 Define blood pressure. Differentiate between systolic and diastolic blood pressure. What is "normal" blood pressure for a young adult?

Blood pressure is the force that the blood puts on the walls of the blood vessels. Systolic pressure is the peak pressure in the arteries which is seen around the end of the cardiac cycle when the ventricles contract. Diastolic pressure is the minimum pressure in the arteries which is seen around the beginning of the cardiac cycle when the blood fills ...

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The expert examines systolic and diastolic blood pressure differences.

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