Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Dilation of a blood vessel, as by the action of a nerve or drug.

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  • n. dilation of the blood vessels

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  • n. dilation of blood vessels (especially the arteries)

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Examples

  • Studies have revealed Pycnogenol restores healthy endothelial function, which helps to maintain healthy circulation by increasing the vasodilation of blood vessels, consequently improving blood flow.

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  • Nitric oxide is involved in vasodilation dilation of the blood vessels.

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  • * Five clinic visits (not including screening) consisting of blood pressure monitoring, blood draws, an electrocardiogram (ECG), and brachial artery flow mediated vasodilation test (a test to examine the ability of your blood vessels to relax, only 2 throughout the study duration) * Subjects will also be asked to wear a 24-hour blood pressure monitor five times during the study (including screening).

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  • An ultrasound device was used to measure what is known as flow-mediated vasodilation.

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  • This relaxed parasympathetic state allows greater circulation and oxygen flow to the skin, or peripheral vasodilation in medical terms.

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  • That redness is 100 percent due to increased vasodilation, rushing all of your repair mechanisms to the skin through the circulatory system.

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  • Another magic bullet is a low dose of a beta-blocker such as propranolol, a systemic medication designed for high blood pressure that helps prevent vasodilation and its ensuing redness.

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  • I attempt to interpret my data using my current knowledge of physiology, and I don't think I have ever turned to I Thessalonians for information on endothelial-mediated vasodilation.

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  • "That vasodilation is caused by neurogenic NO exceeding the threshold for sGC, generating cGMP and causing vasodilation."

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  • What the fMRI BOLD technique actually measures is acute changes in O2Hb level caused by acute vasodilation on sub-second time scales.

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