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Cardiovascular System

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Fick’s principle is used for measuring: (DNB Dec-2010)



A Blood pressure
B Pulse pressure

C Lung volumes
D Cardiac output

Ans. D Cardiac output
  1. FICK’s PRINCIPLE states that blood flow equals the amount of a substance absorbed or excreted by an organ (or whole body) per unit time divided by the arteriovenous difference of that substance across the organ.
  2. This principle can be used to calculate the cardiac output Q by measuring the oxygen consumption of body per unit time and A-V difference of oxygen across the lung

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