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11.9: Pressures in the Body

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    By the end of this section, you will be able to:

    • Explain the concept of pressure the in human body.
    • Explain systolic and diastolic blood pressures.
    • Describe pressures in the eye, lungs, spinal column, bladder, and skeletal system.

    Contributors and Attributions

    Paul Peter Urone (Professor Emeritus at California State University, Sacramento) and Roger Hinrichs (State University of New York, College at Oswego) with Contributing Authors: Kim Dirks (University of Auckland) and Manjula Sharma (University of Sydney). This work is licensed by OpenStax University Physics under a Creative Commons Attribution License (by 4.0).