Blood pressure

Definition: Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against the inner walls of the blood vessels. It is determined by the blood volume ejected by the heart into the arteries, the elasticity of the walls of the arteries, and the rate at which the blood flows out of the arteries. It is greatest in the arteries and decreases as blood flows through the capillaries. Systolic pressure is the maximum blood pressure during contraction of the ventricles; diastolic pressure is the minimum pressure recorded just prior to the next contraction.Definition: Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against the inner walls of the blood vessels. It is determined by the blood volume ejected by the heart into the arteries, the elasticity of the walls of the arteries, and the rate at which the blood flows out of the arteries. It is greatest in the arteries and decreases as blood flows through the capillaries. Systolic pressure is the maximum blood pressure during contraction of the ventricles; diastolic pressure is the minimum pressure recorded just prior to the next contraction.

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References: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13054-018-2171-1

Related terms: Systolic and diastolic pressure, Mayer waves  

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