Bellwork. Draw a venn diagram to show similarities/differences between arteries and veins Try to add AT LEAST 2 points in each area SWBAT describe blood pressure, how to measure it, and problems with it. Blood Pressure Basics. What is blood pressure?.
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The pressure that your blood exerts against your arteries as it is pumped through your body by the heart
Pressure in the arteries increases when the heart beats and decreases while it is resting
The Sphygmomanometer is alsocalled a Blood Pressure Cuff
Inflates the cuff to stop blood flow
Used to read blood pressure
Lets air out of the cuff, allowing it to deflate
Used to temporarily stop blood flow
A stethoscope allows you to hear your heart beat and your blood flow
When used with a sphygmomanometer, you can hear the blood flow throughyour brachial artery, allowing you to measure your blood pressure
Systolic PressurePressure in the arteries while the heart beats
Diastolic PressurePressure in the arteries while the heart rests