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blood pressure

John Lackie

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199549351
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727948
blood pressure

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The pressure of blood in the arteries which rises to a maximum as blood is pumped out by the left ventricle (systole) and drops to a minimum in diastole. The systolic/diastolic pressure is normally ~120/80 mmHg in a young adult....

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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