Blood vessels, circulation and blood pressure
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Blood vessels, circulation and blood pressure

Charles Hendry Retired, was senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Alistair Farley Lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee
Ella McLafferty Retired, was senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee

This article, which forms part of the life sciences series, describes the vessels of the body’s blood and lymphatic circulatory systems. Blood pressure and its regulatory systems are examined. The causes and management of hypertension are also explored. It is important that nurses and other healthcare professionals understand the various mechanisms involved in the regulation of blood pressure to prevent high blood pressure or ameliorate its damaging consequences.

Nursing Standard. 27, 11, 35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.11.27.11.35.c9411

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