Volume-Pressure Curves of the Arterial and Venous Circulations 172
Transmission of Pressure Pulses to the
Peripheral Arteries 174
Clinical Methods for Measuring Systolic and Diastolic Pressures 175
Veins and Their Functions 176
Venous Pressures—Right Atrial Pressure (Central Venous Pressure) and Peripheral Venous Pressures 176
Blood Reservoir Function of the Veins 179
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This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.