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    If 2 L of blood were injected into a normal human body, what influence would this injection have on blood pressure, cardiac output, preload, and afterload? Please elaborate.

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    Increasing blood volume leads to a corresponding increase in blood pressure. This triggers:
    1) compensation by the cardiovascular system by vasodilation and decreasing cardiac output
    2) ...

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    Heart functioning is expressed.