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Long answer question: Why can you feel a pulse when you keep a finger on the wrist or neck but not when you keep them on a vein? - Biology

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Long answer question:

Why can you feel a pulse when you keep a finger on the wrist or neck but not when you keep them on a vein?

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Solution

  1. Pulse is the series of pressure waves that travel through arteries due to ventricular systole.
  2. It is strongest in the arteries closer to the heart and gradually becomes weak in arteries away from the heart and will be the weakest till it reaches the vein.
Concept: Blood Vessels
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Balbharati Biology 12th Standard HSC for Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 8 Respiration and Circulation
Exercise | Q 7.03 | Page 181
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