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what is blood pressure?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Force needed: Blood pressure is the amount of force generated to propel the blood down the vessels to the point they reach their destination.It is usually reported in how high in millimeters a column of mercury would be displaced by the registered pressure.
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain.
Answered on Apr 19, 2018

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See below: It is the pressure within your arteries when the heart contracts (systolic) and when it relaxes (diastolic).
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