posted by .

Blood pressure is usually reported in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) or the height of a column of mercury producing the same pressure value. Typical values for an adult human are 130/80; the first value is the systolic pressure, during the contraction of the ventricles of the heart, and the second is the diastolic pressure, during the contraction of the auricles of the heart. The head of an adult male giraffe is 6.2 m above the ground; the giraffe's heart is 2.3 m above the ground. What is the minimum systolic pressure (in mmHg) required at the heart to drive blood to the head (neglect the additional pressure required to overcome the effects of viscosity)? The density of giraffe blood is 1.00 g/cm3, and that of mercury is 13.6 g/cm3.

Similar Questions

1. MATH Prob.

The mean systolic blood pressure of adult males is normally distributed with a mean of 138 (millimeters of mercury) and a standard deviation of 9.7. What percent of adult males have blood pressure between 161.28 and 164.9?
2. Math

The mean systolic blood pressure of adult males is normally distributed with a mean of 138 (millimeters of mercury) and a standard deviation of 9.7. What percent of adult males have blood pressure between 161.28 and 164.9?
3. math

The mean systolic blood pressure of adult males is normally distributed with a mean of 138 (millimeters of mercury) and a standard deviation of 9.7. What percent of adult males have blood pressure between 161.28 and 164.9?
4. math

The mean systolic blood pressure of adult males is normally distributed with a mean of 138 (millimeters of mercury) and a standard deviation of 9.7. What percent of adult males have blood pressure between 161.28 and 164.9?
5. math

The mean systolic blood pressure of adult males is normally distributed with a mean of 138 (millimeters of mercury) and a standard deviation of 9.7. What percent of adult males have blood pressure between 161.28 and 164.9?
6. Math

The mean systolic blood pressure of adult males is normally distributed with a mean of 138 (millimeters of mercury) and a standard deviation of 9.7. What percent of adult males have blood pressure between 161.28 and 164.9?
7. Math/ Probability

The mean systolic blood pressure of adult males is normally distributed with a mean of 138 (millimeters of mercury) and a standard deviation of 9.7. What percent of adult males have blood pressure between 161.28 and 164.9?
8. Chemistry

The organic compound di-n-butyl phthalate, C16H22O4(l), is sometimes used as a low-density (1.046 g·mL–1) manometer fluid. Compute the pressure (in torr) of a gas that supports a 555-mm column of di-n-butyl phthalate. The density …
9. Math

In a study of 800 men,diastolic blood pressure was found to be approximately normally distributed, with a mean of 84 millimeters (mm) of mercury and standard deviation of 10 millimeters. Use the 68-95-99.7% rule to determine what percentage …
10. Stats need help

Use the empirical rule to solve the problem. The systolic blood pressure of 18 yr. old women is normally distributed with a mean of 120 mmHg (millimeters of Mercury) and a standard deviation of 14 mmHg. What is the percentage of 18 …

More Similar Questions