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CMA Chapter 19

Vitals: Blood Pressure

TermDefinition
Diastole Phase in cardiac cycle where heart relaxes between contractions
Diastolic pressure Point of lesser pressure on the arterial walls
Hypertension High blood pressure
Hypotension Low blood pressure
Meniscus Curved surface on the column of liquid in a tube
Pulse pressure Difference between systolic and diastolic pressures
Sphygmomanometer An instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure
Stethoscope An instrument for amplifying and hearing sounds produced by the body
Systole Phase of heartbeat when the heart muscle contracts and pumps blood from the chambers into the arteries.
Systolic pressure Phase in cardiac cycle in which the ventricles contract, sending blood out of the heart and into the aorta and pulmonary aorta
Created by: joeybear144