Regulation of Blood Pressure: Short Term Regulation & Baroreceptors


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What term is used to describe the average arterial blood pressure during a single cardiac cycle?

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Which of the following is/are major factor(s) that influence(s) mean arterial pressure?

a. Heart size

b. Blood volume

c. White blood cell count

d. Cardiac output

e. Total peripheral resistance

2. If a baroreceptor in the aorta detects low blood pressure, which of the following will result?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet assess your knowledge of vocabulary surrounding the regulation of blood pressure, as well as the factor(s) that affect mean arterial pressure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be tested on the following :

  • The result of low blood pressure as detected by a baroreceptor
  • What influences mean arterial pressure
  • Baroreceptor sensitivity
  • Effect of too-high blood pressure

Skills Practiced

These assessments test you on the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - take the most important information away from the related lesson on the regulation of blood pressure
  • Making connections - understand the links between high and low blood pressure and the results of each
  • Information recall - access your knowledge of the cause(s) of mean arterial pressure

Additional Learning

If you are interested in learning more about this subject, you can pull up the related lesson titled Regulation of Blood Pressure: Short Term Regulation & Baroreceptors. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The two phases of the cardiac cycle: diastole and systole
  • Baroreceptor reflexes and the nervous system
  • Why low blood pressure can cause someone to faint