Blood and Fluid Flow Rate

Topics: Blood, Heart, Fluid dynamics Pages: 4 (442 words) Published: October 10, 2013
Name: Ashlei Sickles
Exercise 5: Cardiovascular Dynamics: Activity 4: Studying the Effect of Blood Pressure on Blood Flow Rate Lab Report Pre-lab Quiz Results
You scored 100% by answering 4 out of 4 questions correctly. 1. Pressure changes in the cardiovascular system primarily result from You correctly answered: b. changes in the force of contraction of the heart. 2. What is the driving force for blood flow?

You correctly answered: d. pressure gradient
3. Which of the following is directly proportional to blood flow? You correctly answered: e. blood vessel radius and pressure gradient 4. Arteries close to the heart need to be able to compensate for You correctly answered: c. pressure changes.

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Experiment Results
Predict Question:
Predict Question 1: What effect do you think increasing the pressure will have on the fluid flow rate? Your answer : b. The fluid flow rate will increase.
Predict Question 2: Do you think a graph plotted with pressure on the X-axis and flow rate on the Y-axis will be linear (a straight line)?
Your answer : a. yes
Stop & Think Questions:
This experiment uses pressure changes to model
You correctly answered: c. changes in the force of contraction of the heart. Experiment Data:
Flow (ml/min)
35.0
70.1
105.1
140.2
175.2
210.3
245.3
280.4

Radius (mm)
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0

Viscosity
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5

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Length (mm)
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50

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Pressure (mm Hg)
25
50
75
100
125
150
175
200

Post-lab Quiz Results
You scored 100% by answering 4 out of 4 questions correctly. 1. The effect of increasing pressure was to
You correctly answered: b. increase flow rate.
2. Blood pressure is measured in
You correctly answered: c. mm Hg.
3. Which of the following variables has the greatest effect on blood flow? You correctly answered: d. vessel radius
4. Blood flow is measured in
You correctly answered: a. ml/min....
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