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# Pulse Rate and Blood Pressure

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The term "blood Pressure" is most commonly used to refer to systemic _____ pressure.
Arterial
The maximum pressure achieved during ventricular contraction is called _____ pressure.
Systolic
The lowest pressure that remains in the arterial system during ventricular relaxation is called _____ pressure.
Diastolic
The pulse rate is equal to the _____ rate.
Heart
A pulse that feels full and is not easily compressed is produced by and elevated _____.
Pressure
The instrument commonly used to measure _____ blood pressure is called a sphygmomanometer.
systemic arterial
Blood pressure is expressed in units of _____.
mm Hg
The upper number of the fraction used to record blood pressure indicates the _____ pressure.
Systolic
The difference between the systolic and diastolic pressure is the _____ pressure.
Pulse
The _____ artery in the arm is the standard systemic artery in which blood pressure is measured.
Brachial