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defined as the force per unit of area pressure
force is measured in newtons
the weight of the air pushing down on itself and on Earth's surface atmospheric pressure
average pressure exerted by the atmosphere at sea level 100 kPa
fluids in a closed system confined fluid
blood moving through your body is a confined fluid
confined pressurized system that uses moving liquids hydraulic system
a confined, pressurized system that uses moving air or other gases such as carbon dioxide pneumatic
the force to be transmitted from one particle to another, that volume that the gas occupies must be reduced compression
the state where particles are far apart gas
gases can be easily reduced into volume or compressible
the human body is this percent of water 66
most efficient natural hydraulic system human circulatory system
transports blood through the body human circulatory system
pipelines that carry the blood to all parts of the body blood vessels
force of the blood on the walls of the blood vessels blood pressure
measures blood pressure by applying enough pressure to an artery in your arm to briefly stop by the flow of blood sphygmomanometer
blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood away from your heart arteries
largest artery in your body aorta
smallest arteries arterioles
network of tiny blood vessels that act like a highway interchange capillaries
Created by: poopoohead