Volume-Pressure Curves of the Arterial and Venous Circulations 172

Arterial Pressure Pulsations 173

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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