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Total peripheral resistance and the diastolic pressure

  1. Mar 11, 2018 #1

    I came across this line in my text book:
    "Total peripheral resistance (TPR) increases diastolic pressure more than systolic pressure."

    I don't understand how the peripheral resistance would increase the diastolic pressure more than the systolic pressure?

    Could some one explain that for me?

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  3. Mar 11, 2018 #2


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    Can you post the Relevant Equations? There are several equations that apply... :smile:
  4. Mar 11, 2018 #3
    The equation in the book is:
    ABP = SV * HR * TPR
    (Arterial blood pressure = stroke volume * Heart rate * total peripheral resistance)

    But I want to understand the physiological part not the marhematical one.
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