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The sounds of Korotkoff are produced by: A) laminar flow of blood through an artery B) turbulent...

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The sounds of Korotkoff are produced by:

A) laminar flow of blood through an artery

B) turbulent blood flow through a constricted artery

C) opening of the AV and semilunar valves

D) closing of the AV and semilunar valves

Blood Pressure Measurement:

Blood pressure refers to how much force the blood exerting against the wall of the blood vessels as it flows through them. This pressure is due to the action of the heart. There are two components to blood pressure. Systolic pressure is the force of blood when the left ventricle of the heart is in systole. Diastolic pressure is the force of blood when the left ventricle is in diastole. Blood pressure is measured clinically with an instrument called a sphygmomanometer. This is a pressure gauge attached to a cuff, which inflates.

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The sounds of Korotkoff are produced by:

A) laminar flow of blood through an artery

B) turbulent blood flow through a constricted artery

C) opening...

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Korotkoff Sounds: Definition & Phases
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In this lesson you will learn about the five different phases of Korotkoff sounds that can be heard during the process of blood pressure measurement. We will discuss how to identify Korotkoff sounds and how health care professionals use them.


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