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Problem: Describe the relationship between blood pressure and the total cross-sectional area of arteries, arterioles, and capillaries. Describe how arterioles influence blood flow through capillaries and arterial blood pressure.

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Blood pressure is inversely proportional to the total cross-sectional area of blood vessels. This means that as the cross-sectional area of blood vessels increases through vasodilation, the blood pressure decreases, and vice versa. 

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Describe the relationship between blood pressure and the total cross-sectional area of arteries, arterioles, and capillaries. Describe how arterioles influence blood flow through capillaries and arterial blood pressure.

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