blood pressure meaning
Noun: blood pressure blúd 'preshu(r)
- The 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
"adult blood pressure is considered normal at 120/80 where the first number is the systolic pressure and the second is the diastolic pressure"
Derived forms: blood pressures
See also: pressor
Part of: circulation
Encyclopedia: Blood pressure
PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.n : pressure exerted by the blood upon the walls of the blood vessels and esp. arteries, usu. measured on the radial artery by means of a sphygmomanometer, and expressed in millimeters of mercury either as a fraction having as numerator the maximum pressure that follows systole of the left ventricle of the heart and as denominator the minimum pressure that accompanies cardiac diastole or as a whole number representing the first value only a blood pressure of 120/80 a blood pressure of 120 —abbr. BP
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