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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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Vasodilators to curb Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) side effects?

Vasodilators to curb Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) side effects?

Question unclear: What side effects, exactly, concern you about Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) that you think vasodialotors would counteract? At the doses typically used to treat adhd, the effects on the cardiovascular system are relatively mild and probably do not need "fixing" with yet another drug that has it's own side effects. ...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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Can you tell me about vasodilators other than ginkgo?

Vasodilators: Your question hasn't been answered because it is too open ended. If there is a specific issue that needs addressed, please ask another question so that we may help you. I would look forward to that opportunity. ...Read more

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What is the reason vasodilators not have a long term effect?

Metabolism: The medications or exercize have time limited effects. Medications are used, changed excreted by kidneys or liver. Exercize is a great vasodilator, but stops with end of exercize ...Read more

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How do vasodilators work in patients with allergic reactions?

They generally don't: In allergic reactions, the blood vessels actually dilate. This is what causes the swelling often seen in allergic reactions. On the other hand, decongestant agents are used to treat allergic reactions; their mechanism of action is to constrict the blood vessel and decrease local swelling. ...Read more

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Do i need to totally give up caffeine if i take a vasodilator?

Do i need to totally give up caffeine if i take a vasodilator?

No: If you use caffeine in moderate amount you should be ok unless you have strong response to it with increase heart rate and severe high blood pressure then you should avoid it. ...Read more