Blood pressure is the measurement of what?
Blood pressure is a measure of the force that the heart uses to pump blood around the body.
When the heart beats, it pumps blood around the body, to give it the energy and oxygen it needs. As blood moves , it pushes against the sides of the blood vessels.
Blood pressure is a measure of this force that the heart uses to pump blood around the body. It usually refers to the arterial pressure in the systemic circulation.
During each heart beat , blood pressure varies between a maximum ( systolic) and a minimum ( diastolic ) pressure.
Along with respiratory rate, heart rate , oxygen saturation and body temperature, it is one of the vital signs.