Vasodilation

Definition: Vasodilation is the dilatation/opening of the blood vessels, resulting in increased blood flow and/or reduced resistance to blood flow.Definition: Vasodilation is the dilatation/opening of the blood vessels, resulting in increased blood flow and/or reduced resistance to blood flow.

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References: M.F. Bear, B.W. Connors, and M.A. Paradiso. Neuroscience: Exploring the brain. Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007.

Related terms: vasoconstriction  

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