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Pipe Pressure

Discussion in 'MCAT Study Question Q&A' started by boneill2, May 26, 2008.

  1. boneill2

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    It is known that pressure in a pipe increases as cross-sectional area increases, according to Bernoulli's principle. It is also known that as blood vessels constrict (cross-sectional area decreases) blood pressure increases. Is this not a contradiction or is it simply due to the fact that pipes are open at one end whereas blood vessels are closed?
     
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  3. RySerr21

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    funny you should ask that question. Yesterday it was explained beautifully by Visadahas. I think he/she might be psychic b/c the OP didn't even ask about it specifically like you are, he was just explaining it to help the OP better understand the concepts. creepy.

    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=526219
     
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    Thanks a lot for the reference link. It helped a lot!
     

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