Complete your Week 6 discussion prompt by Wednesday, 11:59pm with a minimum of 250 words and minimum 1 reference in APA format. TWO replies are required by Sunday, 11:59pm. Each reply should have a minimum of 50 words and have 1 reference in APA format.
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A 29-year-old female develops sepsis and, as a consequence, she experiences profound vasodilation. Her blood pressure is 80/55 mmHg.
 What is sepsis and how/why does it cause vasodilation?
 What is afterload? What effect does vasodilation have on the afterload?
 What effect does vasodilation have on blood pressure? What is her Mean Arterial Pressure?
 What homeostatic mechanisms will be involved to bring her blood pressure back to normal? (Hint: hormones)
Be detailed in your explanation and support your answer with facts from your textbook, research, and articles from scholarly journals. In addition, remember to add references in APA format to your posts to avoid plagiarism.