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What is vasodilation?

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Dr. Robert Killian answered

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Blood vessels: Vaso equals vascular or blood vessels. Dilation means to dilate or to enlarge.

Answered 3/19/2016

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Dilatation: Or relaxing of the walls or enlargement or engorgement with blood, of blood vessels, usually small arteries that have muscular walls. These kind of mean the same thing. Blood flow increases through these dilated vessels in response to many stimuli.

Answered 3/2/2016

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