HyperDic: blood_pressure

English > 1 sense of the expression blood pressure:
NOUNphenomenonblood pressurethe pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels
English > blood pressure: 1 sense > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningThe pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels; results from the systole of the left ventricle of the heart; sometimes measured for a quick evaluation of a person's health.
Example"adult blood pressure is considered normal at 120/80 where the first number is the systolic pressure and the second is the diastolic pressure"
Part ofcirculationmovement through a circuit
Narrowerarterial pressureThe pressure of the circulating blood on the arteries
diastolic pressureThe blood pressure (as measured by a sphygmomanometer) after the contraction of the heart while the chambers of the heart refill with blood
systolic pressureThe blood pressure (as measured by a sphygmomanometer) during the contraction of the left ventricle of the heart
venous pressureThe pressure exerted on the walls of the veins by the circulating blood
Broaderpressure, pressure level, force per unit areaThe force applied to a unit area of surface
vital signSign of life
Spanishpresión arterial, presión sanguínea, tensión arterial
Catalanpressió arterial, tensió arterial, tensió sanguínia
Adjectivespressorincreasing (or tending to increase) blood pressure

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