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Vasodilation (Overview)

Vasodilation refers to the widening of blood vessels. It results from relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, particularly in the large veins, large arteries, and smaller arterioles. The process is essentially the opposite of vasoconstriction, which is the narrowing of blood vessels.


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What is vasodilation?

What is vasodilation?

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. ...Read more

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Vasodilation (Overview)

Vasodilation refers to the widening of blood vessels. It results from relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, particularly in the large veins, large arteries, and smaller arterioles. The process is essentially the opposite of vasoconstriction, which is the narrowing of blood vessels.


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What is the definition or description of: vasodilation?

What is the definition or description of: vasodilation?

See below: Vasodilation refers to the widening of blood vessels. It results from relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, particularly in the large veins, large arteries, and smaller arterioles. The process is essentially the opposite of vasoconstriction, which is the narrowing of blood vessels. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between vasodilation and peripheral vasodilation ?

Is there a difference between vasodilation and peripheral vasodilation ?

No: Dilation of a vessel is the literal meaning of vasodilation......No difference where that vessel is located. ...Read more

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How could a medication that causes vasodilation affect a patients response to iv?

?: Do you mean inserting an IV? There would be no effect because medicines that vasodilate tend to work on arterioles, not superficial veins. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between vasodilation and peripheral vasodilation ?

Dilated vessels: They're generally interchangeable depending on context. Vasodilation means blood vessels are relaxed and their diameter is increased. The "peripherey" refers to the all circulation except the heart, brain, lungs and aorta. ...Read more

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What is endothelium independent vasodilation and what are the mechanisms of endothelium independent vaporization?

What is endothelium independent vasodilation and what are the mechanisms of endothelium independent vaporization?

Check out these: Links. Take care! http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/endothelium-derived_hyperpolarizing_factor. http://m.circ.ahajournals.org/content/109/23_suppl_1/iii-27.full.

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Can anxiety cause vasodilation?

Can anxiety cause vasodilation?

Generally the: Opposite...Vasoconstriction but as in everything there are paradoxes. ...Read more

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Does bisoprolol 1.25mg stop vasodilation?

Bisoprolol: Bisoprolol 1.25 mg is a very tiny dose to show any significant clinical effects. ...Read more