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### College Physics (Urone)

Book edition 1st Edition
Author(s) Paul Peter Urone
Pages 1272 pages
ISBN 9781938168000

# What are you feeling when you feel your pulse? Measure your pulse rate for ${\mathbf{\text{10 s}}}$ and for ${\mathbf{1}}$ min. Is there a factor of 6 difference?

we feel our pulse we are actually feeling the pressure difference caused by heart which then travel through blood. No, it's virtually never exactly proportionate, but the difference isn't huge.

No, it is not the factor of $6$ difference always but varies according to the blood pressure.

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## Definition of Pulse

The human cardiovascular system is represented as pulse. It's used to check the status of a person's cardiac cycle.

## Explaining feeling of pulse

The fluctuation in the pulse is due to pressure difference which travels through the blood.

There is a variation in blood pressure that is the reason of the variation in pulse rate.

Blood flow from the heart moves through arteries to the whole body. When the heart pumps blood aortic valve opens and blood is pushed into the arteries. The pressure of blood increases in arteries and arteries wall stretch, when the aortic valve shuts the flow of blood to the arteries from the heart stops.

we feel our pulse we are actually feeling the pressure difference caused by the heart which then travels through the blood. No, it's virtually never exactly proportionate, but the difference isn't huge.

No, it is not the factor of $6$ difference always but varies according to the blood pressure.