How is a persons blood pressure measured?

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A person's blood pressure is measured by systolic and diastolic readings from a blood pressure monitor.
Systolic blood pressure measures the pressure of the blood traveling through the artery while the heart has contracted (usually around 180),
while diastolic blood pressure measures the pressure of blood traveling through arteries when the heart has released (usually around 80)
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