26.     Physiological changes in pregnancy.

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a. blood volume increases by about 10% in pregnancy.  
b. red cell mass and plasma volume increase by similar amounts.  
c. cardiac output increases from ~4.5  to ~6 litres per minute.  
d. blood pressure is a function of cardiac output and peripheral resistance, so peripheral resistance must fall in pregnancy.  
e. the pulse rate rises in normal pregnancy.  
f. the glomerular filtration rate increases in pregnancy.  
g. the white cell count rises in normal pregnancy.  



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