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Any function/purpose why the pulse rate increase when the blood pressure drops?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Reflex

If your pressure is inadequate to sustain organ perfusion, the bodies alarm system (sympathetic nervous system; fight or flight) send out the message to speed up the heart rate and constrict the blood vessels.

In brief: Reflex

If your pressure is inadequate to sustain organ perfusion, the bodies alarm system (sympathetic nervous system; fight or flight) send out the message to speed up the heart rate and constrict the blood vessels.
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