vasodilatation

[ vas-oh-dil-uh-tey-shuh n, -dahy-luh-, vey-zoh- ]
/ ˌvæs oʊˌdɪl əˈteɪ ʃən, -ˌdaɪ lə-, ˌveɪ zoʊ- /
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noun Physiology.

dilatation of the blood vessels, as by the action of a nerve.

Nearby words

  1. vasoconstriction,
  2. vasoconstrictive,
  3. vasoconstrictor,
  4. vasodepression,
  5. vasodepressor,
  6. vasodilation,
  7. vasodilative,
  8. vasodilator,
  9. vasoepididymostomy,
  10. vasoformation

Also vas·o·di·la·tion [vas-oh-dahy-ley-shuh n, -di-, vey-zoh-] /ˌvæs oʊ daɪˈleɪ ʃən, -dɪ-, ˌveɪ zoʊ-/.

Origin of vasodilatation

First recorded in 1895–1900; vaso- + dilatation

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Examples from the Web for vasodilatation

  • We know that when the pulse rate is constant, vasodilatation causes a fall in diastolic pressure and a rise in pulse pressure.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield


Science definitions for vasodilatation

vasodilation

[ vā′zō-dī-lāshən, -dĭ- ]

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