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Blood pressure

Introduction: Blood pressure

Blood is a fluid circulating in a close system. Just like any pipes, there is a "pressure" at which the fluid is maintained. Blood has a pressure that is maintained within a normal range by various aspects of the circulatory system, such as the heart (pumps to increase/maintain pressure), walls of blood vessels (muscles constrict or dilate blood vessels to increase or reduce blood pressure), clotting (which maintains a closed system by preventing leakage, i.e. bleeding), and numerous other aspects. High blood pressure is called hypertension; low blood pressure is called hypotension.

Descriptions of Blood pressure

Blood pressure : force exerted by the blood on the walls of the arteries and other vessels.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Blood pressure

Blood pressure: The level of pressure of the blood in blood vessels.

Condition count: 5 ; see list below.

Related organs: blood vessels (57), artery (22), vein (7), heart (55), blood (59), circulatory system (151)

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Diseases List for Blood pressure:

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