OET LISTENING BITS 03
what can activate the dormant beast within and contribute to the development of peripheral aneurysms?
a) Genetic blueprint inherited from ancestors
b) Conditions like high blood pressure and atherosclerosis
c) Trauma, such as severe injury or infection
The speaker mentions that trauma, such as severe injury or infection, can activate the dormant beast within and contribute to the development of peripheral aneurysms.
Aneurysms are weakened and bulging areas in the walls of blood vessels, which can be susceptible to rupture and potentially lead to life-threatening situations. The speaker describes peripheral aneurysms, which can occur in areas like the legs, arms, or neck.
The speaker explains that various factors can contribute to the formation of these aneurysms. One factor is the genetic blueprint inherited from ancestors, which may predispose some individuals to developing aneurysms. Another contributing factor is the weakness in blood vessel walls caused by conditions like high blood pressure or atherosclerosis (a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries).
However, the speaker also emphasizes that trauma can be a trigger for aneurysms. When the blood vessels experience significant injury or infection, it can awaken the dormant aneurysmal growth within the weakened areas, potentially leading to the development of peripheral aneurysms.
In summary, the correct option (c) states that trauma, such as severe injury or infection, can activate the dormant beast within (the aneurysmal growth) and contribute to the development of peripheral aneurysms.
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