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11e.Blood Pressure

Quiz by Kelly Gallagher

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12 questions
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  • Q1
    The narrowing of blood vessels is known as ____________.
    vasodilation
    vasoconstriction
    disastole
    systole
    30s
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  • Q2
    Sustained elevated arterial blood pressure above 140/90 mm Hg is a condition known as _______________.
    hypotension
    hyptertension
    orthostatic hypotension
    circulatory shock
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  • Q3
    ______________ is the pressure the blood exerts against the inner walls of the blood vessels.
    systole
    contraction
    pulse
    blood pressure
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  • Q4
    Blood is always flowing from ________________________________.
    high pressure to low pressure
    superior to inferior
    superficial to deep
    low pressure to high pressure
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  • Q5
    Pressure in the blood vessels ________________ as distance from the heart increases.
    decreases
    increases
    does not change
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  • Q6
    Pressure in the _____________ is higher than pressure in the _____________.
    arteries; veins
    vena cava; aorta
    veins; arteries
    arteries; ventricles
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  • Q7
    The ______________ is the site of the lowest blood pressure of the vessels.
    pulmonary trunk
    aorta
    coronary artery
    vena cavae
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  • Q8
    A normal, healthy range for systolic pressure is _____________.
    70-80 mm Hg
    140-170 mm Hg
    110-120 mm Hg
    40-70 mm Hg
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  • Q9
    A normal, healthy range for diastolic pressure is _____________.
    70-80 mm Hg
    110-140 mmHg
    20-30 mm Hg
    140-170 mm Hg
    30s
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  • Q10
    Which food does not cause hypertension?
    salt
    cholesterol
    fresh fruits & vegetables
    saturated fats
    30s
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  • Q11
    The kidneys help to manage blood pressure by __________________.
    breaking down protein
    altering blood volume
    pumping more blood back to the heart
    storing blood plasma
    30s
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  • Q12
    Which division of the autonomic nervous system causes a decrease in blood pressure?
    somatic
    sympathetic
    parasympathetic
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