Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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Chapter 19 - The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels - Review Questions - Page 749: 3


(d) is inversely related to the diameter of the arterioles

Work Step by Step

Resistance varies inversely with the fourth power of the vessel radius Example:if the radius of a vessel doubles (2*2*2*2=16), the resistance drops to 1/16(1/r^4) of its original value .
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