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Blood Pressure Measurement
Flash Animation

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Description of Flash Animation

This is a Flash animation which demonstrates how a blood pressure cuff works to measure systolic and distolic blood pressure.

Screen Capture

Schematic of constricted blood vessel with inflated cuff. Text says'as the cuff inflates, blood pressure increases until is blood flow is cut off completely'

Related MTOs

See the Biology MTO page for additional blood pressure animations.

Course Information

Original Course: BI SCI 4 - Human Body: Form and Function

Year: 2004

Instructor: Michael Troyan, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Other Uses: This animation could be used in courses for nursing, kinesthiology, health education, nutrition and others.

License and Download

This MTO item can be used royalty-free under the following conditions. See the MTO Item Open Source License for complete terms.

Download Link

The .swf Flash animation file and help documents are compressed in a .zip file. Once you download the file, double-click on the .zip file to extract the Files. Open the ReadMe.html file for instructions on posting the Flash file on a Web site or in a course management system.

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