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Vasodilator (Definition)

Blood vessels have the capability of increasing or decreasing their diameter. When a blood vessel dilates, it generally leads to lowered blood pressure. Drugs that cause this are termed vasodilators. These can act on arteries or veins. Some classes of vasodilators include nitrates, calcium channel ...Read more


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What are some natural vasodilators or things i can do to prevent vascular headaches?

What are some natural vasodilators or things i can do to prevent vascular headaches?

No vasodilator: Vascular headaches result from vasodilation . Medications used to treat migraine headaches constrict blood vessels or block (beta) adrenergic (vasodilating) substances. Alternative medicine approaches include the use of omega 3 fish oil, feverfew, co-enzyme q10 and melatonin. Massage therapy, aromatherapy, acupuncture and acupressure have also been used. Feverfew has scientific support. ...Read more

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Are natural vasodilators like Hawthorne extract as powerful as nitrates?

Are natural vasodilators like Hawthorne extract as powerful as nitrates?

No : Hawthorn , leaves Barrie's snd leaves are used to make medicine . Hawthorn has been used to treat congestive heart failure , but not enough research for other heart disease . I doubt that it is as effective as prescription medication . For further Info . Go to web MD ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vasodilator?

What is the definition or description of: vasodilator?

Blood vessel relaxer: Blood vessels have the capability of increasing or decreasing their diameter. When a blood vessel dilates, it generally leads to lowered blood pressure. Drugs that cause this are termed vasodilators. These can act on arteries or veins. Some classes of vasodilators include nitrates, calcium channel blockers and alpha-adrenergic blockers. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC vasodilators?

Are there any OTC vasodilators?

Minoxidil: Minoxidil is a vasodilator that is otc used for treatment hair loss under brand name rogaine .. Otherwise I am not sure of others. ...Read more

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When are vasodilators used?

When are vasodilators used?

Multiple uses: They are used in different diseases including hypertension, coronary artery disease, raynaud's disease , during some vascular interventions ...Read more

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Could vasodilators dislodge bloodclots?

Vasodilator a: That would be a very unlikely occurrence. ...Read more

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What are examples of drugs that are vasodilators?

What are  examples of  drugs that are vasodilators?

Multiple meds: Different drugs with different mechanism of action like calcium channel blockers, ace inhibitors, arbs, Nitroglycerin , nitroprusside, direct smooth muscle inhibitor like minoxidil, sympatholytics like Alpha one receptor blockers like prazocin .. Etc. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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