contraction of the heart chambers during which blood leaves the chambers; ventricular contraction


relaxation of the heart chambers, during which they fill with blood; ventricular relaxation


complete round of cardiac systole and diastole

cardiac cycle

pulse pressure caused by the ejection of blood from the L ventricle into the aorta produces a pressure wave that travels rapidly along the arteries


tension of the blood within the blood vessels

blood pressure

Increased diameter of the arterioles

decrease blood pressure


decrease blood pressure

increased blood viscosity

increase blood pressure


increase blood pressure

increased cardiac output

increase blood pressure

increased pulse rate

increase blood pressure

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