Applied Science Blood Pressure and Heartbeat

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How does the brain tell the heart to speed up
Increased pulses in the sympathetic nerve
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Where is the cardiovascular centre
In the brain
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What is in the right atrium
Sinoatrial node
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How does the brain tell the heart to slow down
Increased frequency of pulses in the parasympathetic nerve
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Where does the para sympathetic and the sympathetic nerves go to and from
The cardiovascular centre to the sinoatrial node
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When is you blood pressure lowest
Sleeping, resting, relaxing
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What causes blood pressure to rise
If you become more active, start to exercise, become nervous
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What will cause your blood pressure to rise less
If you are fitter
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What are the two values blood pressure yeilds, spell them
Systolic and Diastolic
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What is the systolic value
Pressure in the arteries when the heat is forcing blood through them
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What is the diastolic value
Pressure in the arteries when the heart is relaxed
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What do you measure blood pressure with, spell it
Sphygmomanometer
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What is blood pressure measured in
mm/HG
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What is the normal range for an 18 y/o male
120/80 mm/HG
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What is the normal range for a 20 y/o male
125/80 mm/HG
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What is the normal range for a 40 y/o male
135/85 mm/HG
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What do females have
Slightly lower blood pressure than males
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What is the normal range for a 20 y/o female
123/80 mm/HG
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What is the normal range for a 40 y/o female
133/85 mm/HG
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Where is the cardiovascular centre

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In the brain

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What is in the right atrium

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How does the brain tell the heart to slow down

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Where does the para sympathetic and the sympathetic nerves go to and from

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