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[[Blood|Blood]] pressure is due to the pressure of [[Blood|blood]] flow exerted on the [[Blood|blood]] vessels. The [[Blood|blood]] vessels create resistance to the flow, therefore creating a pressure resistance. High [[Blood|blood]] pressure is called [http://bms.ncl.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/Hypertension hypertension]. Low [[Blood|blood]] pressure is called [[Hypotension|hypotension]]. The most common method of measuring blood pressure is to use a [[Sphygmomanometer|sphygmomanometer]]. It is recorded as [[Systolic pressure|systolic pressure]] over [[Diastolic pressure|diastolic pressure]] and is written as 120/80mm [[Hg|Hg]].  
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The ideal [[Blood|blood]] pressure for a healthy adult is 120/80mm [[Mercury|Hg]]. This can be measured using a [[Sphygmomanometer|sphygmanometer]], which displays the [[Systolic_pressure|systolic pressure]] over the [[Diastolic_pressure|diastolic pressure]]. [[Blood|Blood]] pressure is a quantitative measure in mm Hg (millimeters of mercury) for the amount of pressure that is exerted on to the walls of the [[Blood_vessels|blood vessels]] when the[[Blood|blood ]]is forced through. The [[Blood_vessels|blood vessels]] create a [[Resistance|resistance]] to the flow, thus creates a pressure resistance. 
  
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When an individual's blood pressure is '''too high''' it is known as [[Hypertension|hypertension]].
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When an individual's blood pressure is '''too low''' it is known as [[Hypotension|hypotension]].
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Revision as of 02:06, 26 November 2018

The ideal blood pressure for a healthy adult is 120/80mm Hg. This can be measured using a sphygmanometer, which displays the systolic pressure over the diastolic pressure. Blood pressure is a quantitative measure in mm Hg (millimeters of mercury) for the amount of pressure that is exerted on to the walls of the blood vessels when theblood is forced through. The blood vessels create a resistance to the flow, thus creates a pressure resistance. 


When an individual's blood pressure is too high it is known as hypertension.

When an individual's blood pressure is too low it is known as hypotension.



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