Asked in Blood Pressure
How does a bolus maintain blood pressure?
Opinion only: A Nicardipine intravenous bolus dosing can be used for acutely decreasing arterial blood pressure during general anesthesia for Cardiac operations; however, has no effects on ventricular preload or cardiac output. If you would like further information on this topic, I have added a web link to the American Heart Association that is displayed directly below this window. ...
Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
What anatomic structure does the bolus pass through?
A bolus (of food, for instance) passes through the esophagus.
Asked in Synonyms and Antonyms
What is another word for bolus?
The word bolus comes from the Greek meaning lump. There actually is not a certain word, but more like a phrase: a ball of chewed up food and saliva that has been swallowed. This depends on the context, because a bolus can be a mass of material moving within a portion of the gastrointestinal tract (esp. oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, intestine or colon), a therapeutically large and rapid intravenous injection, or a very large pill used in veterinary therapy ("horse pill"). Outside...
Asked in Science
What makes a bolus?
Your teeth ad the salivary glands work together to produce a bolus. The teeth chew the food and the salivary glands distributes saliva so it can cover the food and turn it into a 'bolus' of food. This is done so it is easier for the 'Bolus' to roll down the oesophagus. ...