9 terms

Blood pressure


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Carotid sinus reflex
In wall of carotid sinus; maintai normal pressure in the brain
Aortic reflex
In wall of aortic arch; concerned with general systemic bp
Arterial reflex
Located in vena cava and right atrium; responds to increases in venous pressure > sends impulses via the vagus
Marey's law of the heart
Relationship between heart rate and BP; important doe positional changes of the body
Monitor oxygen, co2 and hydrogen ions
Damage to myocardium due to impeded blood flow
Systemic circuit
Abdominal>common iliac aa> external iliac aa> femoral aa> popliteal aa
Main sources to the brain
Common carotids and vertebral AA
Internal carotid
Goes directly into circle of willis