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1

Define Preload 

The end diastolic volume inside the chamber inside the heart before contraction 

2

Define afterload 

The pressure that must be overcome by the left ventricle to circulate blood 

3

Define Stroke volume 

The volume of blood ejected by the left ventricle of the heart by the one contraction 

4

Define cardiac output 

The amount of blood ejected in total by the left ventricle in 1 minute 

 

CO= HR * SV 

5

Define blood pressure 

  • The hydrostatic pressure exerted against the vessell walls during systole or diastole