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Dangers Behind High Blood Pressure By Kimberly Murphy

By at October 29, 2011 | 8:56 am | 6 Comments

Overview and Effects of High Blood Pressure High blood pressure, or hypertension, can affect anyone at any age. It is often referred to as the “silent killer”, and is the most common type of cardiovascular disease.  Blood pressure refers to the force of blood pushing against the artery walls as it moves through the body.  Blood pressure can vary from minute to more...

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Fetal Circulation – outline notes

By at October 5, 2011 | 5:59 am | 1 Comments

The lungs of a fetus are non-functional. There are special structures that allow blood flow to bypass the fetal lungs. Not until birth do the lungs gain their normal function. Umbilical Cord -Umbilical Vein – high Oxygen and nutrients from mother to fetus -Umbilical Arteries (two) – Carbon dioxide and waste from fetus to mother (adsbygoogle = more...

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Clinical Terminology | Blood Pathologies

By at October 5, 2011 | 5:38 am | 0 Comment

Red Blood Cells --Anemia - blood has abnormally low oxygen carrying capacity Causes: -insufficient # of RBC’s -hemorrhagic anemias - blood loss -hemolytic anemias - RBC’s ruptured -aplastic anemias - destruction of red bone marrow -decreased hemoglobin content -iron deficiency anemia -microcytes - small pale RBC’s -pernicious anemia - B12 deficiency more...

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Capillary Exchange and Lymphatics – outline notes

By at September 14, 2011 | 6:30 am | 3 Comments

II. Capillary Exchange A. Filtration -- 24 L of plasma move out capillary into interstitial fluid / day B. Reabsorption -- 85% is returned from interstitial fluid to capillary 1. Remaining 3.6 L is returned to blood via the lymphatic vessels (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4816419112981891", more...

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Vascular Physiology | Outline Notes

By at September 14, 2011 | 6:10 am | 12 Comments

Understanding Blood Pressure I. Vascular Pathway A. Arteries 1. Elastic 2. Muscular 3. Arterioles B. Capillaries C. Venules D. Veins (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4816419112981891", enable_page_level_ads: true }); II. Arteries – take blood away from the heart A. Elastic more...

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