vasodilatation

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

noun Physiology.

dilatation of the blood vessels, as by the action of a nerve.
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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Word Origin and History for vasodilation

vasodilation


n.

1896, from vasopressor, from vaso-, comb. form of Latin vas "container, vessel" (see vas) + dilation. Related: Vasodilator (1881).

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Medicine definitions for vasodilation

vasodilation

[ vā′zō-dī-lāshən, -dĭ- ]

n.

Dilation of a blood vessel, as by the action of a nerve or drug.phlebarteriectasia
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Science definitions for vasodilation

vasodilation

[ vā′zō-dī-lāshən, -dĭ- ]

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