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  • v. Present participle of vasodilate.


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  • If the endothelium is healthy and is working properly it will quickly secrete vasodilating substances that will make the artery increase in size to accommodate the increased flow.

    Fast food and endothelial dysfunction | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • So the seemingly fated progression was from nitroglycerin as Nobel's active ingredient in dynamite, to nitroglycerin for treating angina pectoris, to nitric oxide as the metabolic product of nitroglycerin responsible for its vasodilating action, to nitric oxide as an important endogenous signalling molecule in the cardiovascular system, to the award of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to the three of us for our discoveries concerning this unique signalling molecule.

    Robert F. Furchgott - Banquet Speech

  • Ferid Murad, MD and pharmacologist now in Houston, analyzed how nitroglycerin and related vasodilating compounds act and discovered in

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  • If the patient becomes hypotensive shortly after intubation and ventilation the most likely causes are drug induced hypotension due to the vasodilating properties of anaesthetic induction agents, gas trapping due to over-enthusiastic ventilation and tension pneumothorax.

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  • Riociguat works through the same signaling pathway as the body's own vasodilating substance, nitric oxide (NO).

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  • Today it seems like fate, but not an irony of fate, that some ninety years after Nobel wrote that letter, my two co-winners would present evidence that the vasodilating effect of nitroglycerin on coronary and other blood vessels is due to the nitric oxide released from it when it is enzymatically metabolized in the blood vessel wall, and that I would discover the endothelium-derived relaxing factor, a signalling molecule which would turn out to be nitric oxide.

    Robert F. Furchgott - Banquet Speech

  • If, on the other hand, the endothelium is damaged or is inhibited by a drug or other inhibitory substance in the blood, the endothelium won’t secrete the vasodilating substance quickly and the artery won’t dilate as much.

    Fast food and endothelial dysfunction | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Dopexamine stimulates β2 adrenoreceptors and DA1 and DA2 receptors and hence, may restore organ flow because of its vasodilating properties. 159 It is theorized that dopexamine may increase hepatosplanchnic perfusion, either alone or in combination with other vasoactive agents, and may thus potentially mitigate some of the untoward effects and sequelae of sepsis and septic shock.

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  • Suprarenal extract, when administered, has a vaso-constricting influence, and thyroid extract a vasodilating influence; it may be surmised that within the body these glands perform similar functions. [

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