Blood Pressure (With Detailed)
Blood pressure is the pressure exerted by Wood on the wall of a blood vessel.
Blood pressure may also be defined as the arterial blood pressure, which is the force exerted by circulating blood on the walls of systemic arteries.
Systolic blood pressure: This is the maximum pressure exerted by blood on the walls of blood vessels which develops at the peak of ventricular systole. Systolic blood pressure = 120 mm Hg
Diastolic blood pressure: This is the minimum pressure exerted by blood on the wall of blood vessels during ventricular diastole. Diastolic blood pressure = 80 mm Hg
Measurement of blood pressure
- Palpatory method
- Auscultatory method