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Blood Pressure Quiz


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The systolic blood pressure represents the

A. Pressure in the arteries when the ventricles contract

B. Pressure in the arteries when the heart relaxes

C. Pressure in the arteries when the atria contract

D. Expansion and recoiling of the aorta


Turbulent flow makes no sound

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Capillaries

A. has smooth muscle for vasoconstriction

B. has thin endothelial cells surrounded by basement membrane

C. has sympathetic innervation


What are the smaller arteries called?

A. arterioles

B. capillaries

C. venules

D. blood vessels


The radial artery is located in the:

A. neck

B. arm

C. wrist

D. groin


The 120 in the reading 120/80 represents the:

A. systolic pressure

B. arterial pulse

C. diastolic pressure

D. hypertension


Define Blood viscosity

A. measure of the thickness of blood.

B. measure of the flow of blood.

C. measure of the leant of blood.

D. blood flow duration in a specific period of time


Blood pressure measures

A. The contraction and relaxation of the heart

B. The number of times the heart beats per minute

C. The force exerted on the walls of the arteries by the blood

D. The expansion and recoiling of the aorta


The greater the blood viscosity

A. the less the blood flow

B. the greater the blood flow

C. the same blood flow


Which of the following blood pressure readings would be indicative of hypertension:

A. 120/80

B. 110/60

C. 170/96

D. 140/90 in a 60-year-old woman


The phase in the cardiac cycle in which the heart relaxes between contractions is known as

A. Diastole

B. Systole

C. Pulse pressure

D. Baseline recording


The carotid artery is located in the:

A. neck

B. wrist

C. arm

D. groin


Define Resistance

A. Force exerted by the blood against the vessel wall

B. The difference between systolic and diastolic pressure

C. The averaged arterial pressure over the cardiac cycle

D. Quantity of blood that passes a given point in the circulation in a given period of time.

E. Tendency of the vascular system to oppose flow


Arterioles

A. are innervated by parasympathetic nervous system

B. carry blood to the capillaries

C. about 5-8 micrometer


A blood pressure cuff is also called a 

A. Mercury meter

B. Stethoscope 

C. Pythogometer

D. Sphygnomanometer


Hypertension is known as:

A. the leading cause of death in men

B. the silent enemy

C. the cause of diabetes in adults

D. the silent killer


When measuring blood pressure, you are measuring the ____ of blood flowing through arteries

A. rate

B. quality

C. force

D. regularity


lowest pressure against the blood vessels of the body. Measures between contractions

A. diastolic pressure

B. systolic pressure

C. hypotension

D. hypertension


Blood pressure is recorded as

A. Hydrostatic /diastolic

B. Diastolic/ hydrostatic

C. Systolic/diastolic

D. Diastolic/systolic


Define Pulse Pressure

A. Force exerted by the blood against the vessel wall

B. The difference between systolic and diastolic pressure

C. The averaged arterial pressure over the cardiac cycle

D. Quantity of blood that passes a given point in the circulation in a given period of time.

E. Tendency of the vascular system to oppose flow


For a blood pressure reading, the number on top measures…

A. Diastolic Pressure

B. Systolic Pressure

C. Diastemic Pressure

D. Systemic Pressure


Normal blood pressure for an adult is

A. 120/80 mm Hg or higher

B. Less than 120/80 mm Hg

C. 110–140 over 60–90 mm Hg

D. 70–80 beats/min


Device used to take blood pressure:

A. defibrillator

B. stethoscope

C. sphygmomameter

D. thermometer




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