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Define Preload 

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


Define afterload 

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


Define Stroke volume 

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


Define cardiac output 

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


CO= HR * SV 


Define blood pressure 

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