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Primary Viva 40 (Physiology)

Created: 23/12/2014
1. You are shown a diagram of an aortic pressure curve and asked to draw the cardiac cycle in detail.
- Draw the pressure-volume curve in detail. Mark the pressures on the y-axis and volumes on the x-axis. Show the opening and closing of the valves, the phases of the cardiac cycle and the work done.

2. What will be the PaO2 of a person in an aircraft with a cabin pressure of 600 mmHg?

3. How does blood coagulate?
- Describe the extrinsic and intrinsic pathways.
- Describe the fibrinolytic pathway.

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