Total Peripheral Resistance & Blood Flow Regulation


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Which factor would NOT increase blood flow?

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1. If a blood vessel's radius is reduced in half, which of the following would result?

2. Why are arterioles effective regulators of blood flow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In the human body, blood flow can be regulated to specific organs, or throughout the entire circulatory system. This quiz/worksheet combo will check your understanding of factors that increase and decrease pressure to regulate blood flow.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your understanding of the following information:

  • Factors that increase blood flow
  • Effects of constricted blood vessels
  • Role of Arterioles in blood regulation
  • Total Peripheral Resistance

Skills Practiced

Students taking this quiz will gain practice in these related skills:

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from related lesson on blood flow regulation
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define Total Peripheral Resistance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about vasoconstriction

Additional Learning

If you would like to look at this subject in-depth, you can check out the complementary lesson titled Total Peripheral Resistance & Blood Flow. You'll find out more about:

  • How blood's viscosity helps determine blood flow
  • Why constriction of an artery's lumen increases pressure
  • Poiseuille's Law in relation to blood flow regulation